McDonogh School

Videos from 2019 - 2020

Hope Chapel 2019

At the annual Lower School Hope and Courage Chapel, held Friday, November 9, third grade students reflected on hope and courage and presented hand-tied blankets to the Red Devils, an organization that provides support to breast cancer patients.

Guest Speaker Mike Gimbel

Listen to guest speaker Mike Gimbel's talk titled "Street Drug Update: From Vaping to Opiates."

Spirit Day 2019

Catch the sights and sounds from Spirit Day 2019!

Halloween 2019

On Thursday, October 31, Lower School students donned creative costumes and celebrated Halloween with an annual Lower School Halloween Assembly that featured characters from The Wizard of Oz. Following the assembly the students joyfully paraded around the campus green.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Embracing Diversity 2019

McDonogh’s Learning for Living program emphasizes themes that are rooted in giving students the social and emotional skills to do the greatest amount of good. October’s theme was “Embracing Diversity,” with a goal to help students identify and take pride in their individuality within the community.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Game On Challenge 2019

Hey Alumni! Now is your chance to help us BEAT GILMAN! Give to the Game On Alumni Giving Challenge before Sunday, November 3rd. The school with the best alumni participation wins! Visit to make your gift or pledge.

Shoeshine stand 2019

The third grade conducted their annual shoeshine event on October 2 and 3.

Mindfulness 2019

Students in the Lower School practice mindfulness, September's theme in the Learning for Living program. This video illustrates ways students can be mindful and highlights mindfulness activities in the classroom.

Dueling Pianos

For the second straight year Ashton Hung '20 and Jacob Rose '20 delighted the Upper School with a dueling piano routine. During an assembly on Monday, September 23, the pair of talented musicians performed a comedic run through a series of classic and contemporary hits.

Dot Song

Mrs. Cicconi's class, comprised of Mrs. Bitz's second grade and Mrs. Stanziale's first grade classes, sing "The Dot Song" as a part of the Lower's School celebration of International Dot Day.

Aquapalooza 2019

Ever wonder what it is like to go down the slide at Aquapalooza? Watch the sights and sounds and find out!

Hopes and Dreams 2019

Lower School students express their hopes and dreams for the new school year.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Seventh Grade Advisory Bonding Day

School can be all fun and games, especially when it promotes teamwork and community. On Friday, August 30 the seventh grade celebrated their annual Advisory Bonding Day during which they got to know each other better and learned to work as a team. Throughout the day, they transversed obstacles on the ropes course, designed and built contraptions meant to survive an egg drop, picked and sorted potatoes at Roots Farm, played games centered around the ideas of diversity and inclusion, and took a ni

Convocation 2019

Students and faculty gathered on Childs Memorial Terrace for Convocation on Wednesday, August 28. During the opening procession, prefirst and first grade students were escorted down the hill by the senior class. Headmaster Dave Farace '87 broke with tradition at the conclusion of the ceremony, asking longtime faculty members Bob Mahon and Jon Aaron'72 to ring the school bell to begin the new school year.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.