The Midtown Academy, founded in 1997, is a Baltimore City Public Charter School located in the Midtown district of Baltimore City.
The Midtown Academy is a Baltimore City Public Charter School, run by a 501c3 non-profit organization, Midtown Academy, Inc. Midtown was founded in 1997 as part of Baltimore City's New Schools Initiative, as a neighborhood school supporting Bolton Hill and Reservoir Hill.
Who Are We? Midtown is a K-8 school of 180 motivated students and 17 teachers, administrators, and staff who work tirelessly to make Midtown the wonderful school it is. With an average class size of 20 students, teachers and assistants are able to provide high quality instruction and interaction tailored to individual students’ strengths and learning styles.
What Do We Do? At Midtown Academy, we prepare our scholars to use their individual skills to learn, grow, contribute to, and thrive in this rapidly-changing world. The critical thinking and leadership skills championed at Midtown Academy are designed to enable our scholars to become tomorrow’s leaders. They are challenged to extend themselves beyond memorizing facts into critical, thinking, inquiry, and writing:
Midtown scholars are continuously encouraged to challenge themselves and solve problems. Our scholars learn that they are responsible for their own actions and have the ability to enable positive change within our community:
Our Expeditionary Learning curriculum utilizes group-based project work, holistic learning, and engagement with real-world experiences:
This combination of innovative curriculum, engaged staff, and extraordinary students has enabled Midtown to achieve some remarkable results:
Why Do We Need Your Support?
The Midtown Academy is a public school, but is funded only in part by the Baltimore City Public School System. Midtown Academy’s Board of Directors, staff, families, and friends work to raise approximately 15% of Midtown’s budget, more than $250,000 each year. Much of this income is in the form of donations from individuals like you. Your donation will be used to pay teacher salaries, buy supplies, and keep the building safe, secure, and functioning, as well as expand opportunities for our students and staff.