Elected Officials Join Shoshana S. Cardin School to Commemorate School’s New Athletic Field with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony


Baltimore’s only independent Jewish High School, the Shoshana S. Cardin School, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday to officially name and commemorate its new athletic field, named for John Evan Bearman, the son of Drs. Sheldon and Arlene Bearman, the immediate past Chair of the School’s Board of Directors. John Evan Bearman was an avid sports lover before passing away in 2004.

A number of distinguished community leaders and government officials joined students, faculty and Board members, including Maryland State Delegate Jon Cardin - who presented a Certificate of Special Recognition to the school; representatives from the office of U.S. Senator Ben Cardin; and Nancy Surosky, representative for Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. Governor Martin O’Malley, Lt. Governor Anthony Brown, Comptroller Peter Franchot, and the Maryland General Assembly also issued proclamations congratulating the school on its 10th anniversary and celebrating the dedication of the field.

The Cardin School currently supports eight competitive athletic teams throughout the academic year including boys’ and girls’ soccer, basketball and tennis. Additional teams, including interscholastic lacrosse for both boys and girls, will also have access to the field.

“Our new athletic field provides students and the entire Cardin community with a place to play, interact and have fun,” said David Prashker, Head of School. “At Cardin, we instill in our students a sense of community and the Bearman Field is the perfect, communal space to foster the school’s philosophy of diversity, growth and achievement.”

The John Evan Bearman Field was developed by Levin/Brown & Associates and built by Gray and Son. It was designed to meet the requirements of a standard lacrosse and soccer field, and was created by transforming an unused parking lot into an area of natural grass, an achievement highly commended by Delegate Jon Cardin in his address to the gathering.

The Cardin School will be holding two fall Open House events for prospective students on Sept. 12 and Nov. 4. For more information, contact the admissions office at (410) 585-1400.

About Shoshana S. Cardin School
The Cardin School is Baltimore’s only independent Jewish High School. The school integrates Judaic studies with a challenging college-preparatory curriculum that combines academic excellence with individual discovery.  All courses - AP, honors, and standard - are grounded in structure and integrity while challenging students to create their own meaning. The school has received a certificate of approval from the State of Maryland and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the Association of Independent Maryland Schools, RAVSAK: The Jewish Community Day School Network, Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE), National Staff Development Council, Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations, and the National Association for College Admission Counseling.