Malone Scholars Program
Schools Selected in 2007
The following schools were recipients of Malone Scholars Program endowments in 2007 and, therefore, offer Malone Scholarships annually:
The Pembroke Hill School
400 W. 51st St.
Kansas City, MO 64112
The Pembroke Hill School is Kansas City's premier co-educational independent school serving more than 1,100 students from ages 2 years through 12th grade. Located on two beautiful campuses near the heart of the city, Pembroke Hill is dedicated to helping each student build character and to develop his or her intellectual, physical and creative abilities to the highest possible level.
Founded in 1984, Pembroke Hill was created through the merger of The Pembroke-Country Day School for boys (established in 1910) and The Sunset Hill School for girls (established in 1913). Both schools shared a common founder, Vassie James Hill, who believed that the education of children was society's most important act and that great value must be placed on children and their individual capabilities. Pembroke Hill is still grounded in her fundamental belief that students learn best by actively participating in a wide variety of experiences.
The school offers a rigorous and challenging curriculum and a learning environment that fosters in students the joy of learning, the love of discovery, the confidence to grow and a sense of responsibility and respect for others. Pembroke Hill teachers are some of the finest in the region, mentoring and supporting students through their roles as classroom teachers, coaches and advisers.
Pembroke Hill graduates are expected to be people of character who understand the importance of serving others while making a difference in their communities. They are to exhibit a global perspective with a sound knowledge base in core academic disciplines and an aesthetic appreciation.
Winchester Thurston School
555 Morewood Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
With a history of high academic standards and progressive educational programs, Winchester Thurston School, an independent, non-sectarian college preparatory school, is the product of the 1935 merger of two schools for girls, Thurston (founded in 1887) and Winchester (founded in 1909). The school is now coeducational. Winchester Thurston offers a rigorous academic curriculum complemented by competitive athletics, award-winning performing and visual arts, a broad range of extracurricular programs and activities, and a strong commitment to community service.
A vibrant City Campus, located in the cultural and educational heart of Pittsburgh for its entire history, serves more than 525 students in Pre-Kindergarten through grade twelve. Opened in 2006, a new Upper School building provides a state-of-the-art learning environment for the dynamic, multifaceted program for students in grades 9-12, while the original Main Building offers distinctive, developmentally appropriate learning communities for Lower and Middle School students. The suburban North Hills Campus, with its beautiful seven-acre campus, offers a Lower School program in an idyllic setting that features a spring-fed pond, outdoor science center, natural woodlands, and butterfly garden which are integrated into the curriculum and used for interdisciplinary study.
The North Hills Campus serves more than 90 students.
Funded by a grant from the E. E. Ford Foundation in 2005, our City as Our Campus, educational initiative expands students' physical and intellectual horizons well beyond the classroom by linking curriculum with Pittsburgh's unrivaled educational, cultural, and historic resources. Our faculty members develop courses and units of study that immerse students in hands-on learning, primary research, internships, and other activities within the broader community. The result is unprecedented educational experiences that drive intellectual growth, fire imaginations, and further develop a lifelong love of learning.
Winchester Thurston engages each student in a challenging and inspiring learning process and a connected, accessible, and inclusive community. Together, these elements foster strong student-teacher relationships, motivation to pursue individual interests and talents, and participation in the larger world around the campuses. This dynamic environment promotes and instills an appreciation for five core values: critical thinking; integrity; empathy; community; and diversity.
The Overlake School
20301 NE 108th Street
Redmond, Washington, 98053
The Overlake School is an independent, college preparatory, co-educational day school serving 500 students in grades five through twelve. Founded in 1967, the school is located on a beautiful, 75-acre rural campus. Students, teachers and parents have a shared vision and the school lives its mission every day inspiring excellence, developing intellectual curiosity, teaching responsibility, embracing diversity and fostering a compassionate community.
Hallmarks of an Overlake education are a rigorous academic curriculum with a global focus, a learning environment that supports ethical decision-making, mentoring relationships between students and teachers and a strong sense of community.
Overlake students also have access to a comprehensive athletics program, a wide range of performing and visual arts offerings taught in state-of-the art facilities and opportunities for leadership that include student government, outdoor education and global service learning.