Paul Baly Picked to Lead CGPS Middle School


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March, 2019Paul Baly, Head of Middle School at The Elisabeth Morrow School in Englewood, New Jersey, has been appointed Middle School Director at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School (CGPS) in New York City. Paul graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from Roanoke College in 1998. He went on to earn an M.A. in Language Arts Education from the University of South Carolina – Columbia, and an M.A. in Organizational and Educational Leadership through the Teachers College at Columbia University.

Founded in 1764, CGPS is one of the nation’s oldest private schools and the largest independent school in Manhattan. It offers a rigorous and comprehensive college preparatory education to more than 1,300 students in Pre‐Kindergarten through Grade 12. The Middle School enrolls 253 students in grades 5-7 and is located in a 17,000-square-foot facility that was newly constructed in 2016.