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This week marked the beginning of Benilde-St. Margaret’s 48th academic school year as over 1,150 students in grades 7-12 returned to campus. Red Knights look forward to learning, growing, and making life-long connections over the course of the 2022-2023 school year.
As returning students settled into their classrooms and familiarized themselves with schedules and assignments, they were joined by over 240 new Red Knights who participated in orientation earlier this week. Among those new to BSM was 7th grade student Zane Lester ’28. “It’s a great community here, and I’m meeting new friends. I enjoy math, and the class is challenging for me,” Lester said, adding, “in a good way.”
The variety of courses means every student at BSM has a full schedule of classes on core subjects, the arts, and elective topics of interest. In the coming week, students will also participate in an Activities Fair, learning about the more than 70 activities, athletics, and clubs at BSM. For sophomore McKenzie McMoore ’25, the new school year is filled with optimism both in and out of the classroom. “I’m excited to meet new friends and to create exciting futures together. I want to welcome new members of our school to the BSM affinity group,” McMoore said.
BSM is also welcoming new administration, faculty, and staff members to the community, including Meghan DesLauriers ’99 serving as interim president. An alumna herself, Meghan has been active in the BSM community for several years. In her new role, she gets to share in the excitement of starting another school year once again, “This week, BSM warmly welcomed a vibrant student body to campus. I look forward to the bright new year ahead and wish every student success in their 2022-2023 Red Knight journey."
The schedule for the first week included opportunities to become familiar with the campus and schedule and gather in the Great Hall for an opening all-school assembly. Enjoy this short recap video featuring the highlights of the first week of the 2022-2023 school year.