Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys

Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys logo

2525 Kirk Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21218
County: Baltimore City
Grades: 4 - 8
Phone: 443-642-5320
Principal: Dr. Barney Wilson
School #0375

What makes us unique?

Our academic and co-curricular program is designed to challenge our students to think critically, reason
analytically, communicate clearly and solve problems. These four pillars of excellence and mastery will
be accomplished through an integrated curriculum in which students investigate essential questions.
Students also participate in a number of extracurricular activities such as debate, robotics, ceramics,
chess, photography and global travel to enhance experiential learning.


Throughout the year Baltimore Collegiate hosts a number of events and opportunities to foster community engagement and partnership. Such events include, but are not limited to, Volunteer Day, Community Clean Up, partnership initiatives with area schools, sports camps and summer learning programs. Some additional examples are outlined below:
  • Professional development in collaboration with other schools/staff
  • Partnerships for annual student leadership summits
  • Hosting arts events for the surrounding community

Mission and Vision:

Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys provides the finest liberal arts education possible to Baltimore’s next generation of young men, ensuring that they will become responsible citizens trained to lead and serve our community, our nation, and our world. 


  • Advisory (Each boy is part of a small advisory group consisting of his peer and a staff member to discuss questions about areas of growth and development. At times, advisories may address personal questions or issues that a boy may face.)
  • Arts Integration (To develop love and appreciation for the arts: ceramics, art classes, illustration techniques, choir, dance, music and drama)
  • College Preparatory (rigorous coursework and advanced studies such as algebra and classical literature with the goal of getting every boy to and through college)
  • Debate (tool for gents to incorporate critical thinking and logic as a way to enhance their classroom lessons and expand their intellectual capacity. Boys participate in healthy, thoughtful verbal sparring) 
  • Dress Code (One of our goals in the holistic development of every boy is to make sure that they are well versed in proper attire. The Collegiate uniform is not just a dress code. It is represents a form of identity, unity and discipline.)
  • Experiential Learning / Project-Based (Each year we dream big as we endeavor to develop our gents into global citizens. As part of our Global Expedition program, gents participate in experiential learning abroad in places such as London, Montreal and Australia.)
  • Extra curricular (art, field trip, or sports including: basketball, baseball, flag football, lacrosse, swimming, track & field) 
  • Individualized learning (We know that all boys learn differently. For this reason, teachers receive professional development to offer differentiated lessons for all classes.)
  • PTO/PTA (Our parent group, The Villagers, serves as the backbone and biggest cheerleading section for our school. They work to support us to offer educational events, learning-centered activities and partnership with teachers and staff in all that we do. Our parents are a major part of our village. )
  • Responsive Classroom (Strategies to keep gents consistently engaged in academics, actively promote a positive school community, implement effective self management tools and foster emotional and developmental awareness. We push gents to be aware of who they are, where they are and their areas of needed growth.)
  • Restorative Practices (peer mediation and conflict resolution help to foster each boy’s emotional development)
  • Student Service (BCSB is built on service. Our core virtues, wisdom, courage, resilience, compassion and integrity, pave the way for our gents to put their best foot forward to be agents of change in servanthood and leadership.)
  • Summer Programs (focus on reading, math and science. We also incorporate activities such as dance, music and outdoor experiential learning.)

Lottery Preferences:

  • Siblings of current students
  • Teachers and staff
  • Founding Family

Principal's Message:

We are most proud of our school community when we witness our boys exemplify our four pillars in their daily lives; think critically, reason analytically, communicate clearly, and solve problems.