Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women

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128 W. Franklin St., Baltimore, MD 21201
County: Baltimore City
Grades: 6 - 12
Phone: 443-642-2048
Principal: Cristina Easton
School # 0348

What makes us unique?

Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women (BLSYW) is a college preparatory school with an emphasis on leadership and academic excellence and enrichment in a single sex environment. Our program demonstrates a strong commitment to math, science and technology – fields where women are underrepresented and where Maryland needs to cultivate a strong knowledge base and workforce – as well as to the arts and humanities which teach students to appreciate and engage critically the world that they will lead.

Mission and Vision:

The BLSYW Way embodies leadership, girl power, college readiness, high expectations and a strong support network. Through academics and social emotional learning, BLSYW students are taught to develop a strong sense of self, sisterhood, compassion, and good decision-making.


  • Advisory: Leadership
  • After School Programs
  • Arts Integration: Arts & Athletics
  • College Preparatory: dual enrollment partnership with Baltimore City Community College and University of Baltimore. Advanced Placement classes
  • Dress Code
  • EGATE School
  • Extracurricular Activities: Play on Purpose, Competitive Middle & Upper School Cheer Leading, MS&HS Basketball & Volleyball, Competitive Dance, Competitive Step Team, Under Armour, MZ Sit Kidz, Competitive Robotics, BLYS Ambassadors, BOND@BLYS, Drum Line, Band, Chorus, National Council of Girl Schools, the Student Leadership Network Schools (Young Women’s Leadership Network).
  • Gender Equity
  • Internships: Urban Alliance, Rosedale Federal Bank
  • Portfolio Evaluations: Action Research Project (8) & Senior Capstone Experience (12)
  • Private/Public Collaborative: co-teach one class for grades 11-12 with Bryn Mawr
  • Restorative Practices
  • STEM: STEAM: Norfolk Grumman, Prometric, Bryn Mawr Collaborative, University of Baltimore, Balt City CC, BioEyes, NSA, Black Girls Who Code
  • Student Service
  • Summer Programs


  • The Arts: Center Stage Theater, Everyman Theater
  • Cultural Institutions: Enoch Pratt Central Library, Walters Art Museum

Lottery Preferences:

  • Other (Siblings of alumni)
  • Siblings of current students

Principal's Message:

I am most proud of my school community when students and alumni are successful. BLYS measures success through students and alumni being able to use their leadership skills to transform their lives, their community, and their campuses.