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Birch Wathen Lenox Alumni Community

 

Welcome Birch, Wathen, and BWL Alumni!

We are so happy you are visiting and we look forward to connecting with you. Please browse below to find information about upcoming events, photos of past events, links to alumni newsletters, and much more! 

We always look forward to hearing from you! Email the Alumni Office at alumni@bwl.org.

Upcoming Events

 

Join us for the 2024 Alumni Reunion for the Classes of 2019 and Before

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at BWL

4:00–6:00 p.m.: Program of Events
6:00–8:00 p.m.: Cocktail Reception

  • Visit old friends and meet new ones.
  • See the school and learn about new programs.
  • Watch intramural sports, see the Art show, and browse archival displays.
  • Connect with other alumni in your field of work or study.
  • And much more!

A Message from the Alumni Board Co-President

When it was time to decide where my son Jonathan was going to Kindergarten, I had a very strong feeling and desire that he attend Birch Wathen Lenox.

My primary reason was that I had attended Birch Wathen for 13 years, graduating in 1989, and had the best experience. Most of my life long friends are from Birch, and I always felt challenged, nurtured, and appreciated as an individual at Birch.

When I called Julie Kaplan ‘88, the former Head of Admissions, with regard to Jonathan, she could not have been more welcoming and excited for Jonathan to attend. Julie was incredible and made us feel right at home immediately.

During the 13 years that would follow, Jonathan was also challenged, nurtured, and appreciated as an individual at BWL. His academic and social progress were well taken care of by the school on a consistent basis. The Lower School prepared him incredibly well for the challenges of Middle School, and then after that he was incredibly well prepared for Upper School.

As a Junior, Jonathan was well prepared for the upcoming college admissions process, all under the watchful eyes of the college admissions office. The challenges of admissions essays, application strategy, and standardized testing were all thoughtfully addressed by the school and tailored to Jonathan’s particular needs and wishes.

After a lengthy and challenging admissions process, Jonathan was admitted to several selective colleges and universities, including Cornell, which he now attends.

I am so proud of the person that Jonathan has become, both academically and socially, which was accomplished in no small measure due to his 13 great years at BWL.

I highly recommend that all alumni make the choice that I did 13 years ago. It was a decision that greatly enriched our family, and touched the life of Jonathan and this proud alum forever.

Daniel Berk '89
Alumni Board Co-President

BWL Alumni Board Members

Daniel Berk '89, Co-President

Alexandra Hess '08, Co-President

Jake Berkowitz '14

Robbie Greenspan '14

Cedric Karaoglan '08

Samantha Osborne '08

Ian Rice '07

Jake Roseman '15

Philice Printz Rosen '90

Testimonials

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What our alumni are saying:

“As a parent of a current senior and as an alum myself, I think BWL offers a great college preparatory program in an incredibly warm and supportive environment. The teachers and administration are always available and work closely with families to ensure nothing falls between the cracks." Maxine R. '86 (Parent '23)

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Testimonials

“As a parent of a current senior and as an alum myself, I think BWL offers a great college preparatory program in an incredibly warm and supportive environment. The teachers and administration are always available and work closely with families to ensure nothing falls between the cracks."

Maxine R. '86 (Parent '23)

Alumni Panel

Earlier this year the Alumni Association hosted a panel of alumni from the Classes of 2019-2020 to discuss the College Admissions process with students in the Middle and Upper School. 

Alumni Gatherings

Classes of 2000-2009 Reunion

BWL Alumni Panel