Midtown Academy

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1398 W Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217
County: Baltimore City
Grades: K – 8
Phone: 410-225-3257
Principal: Suzanne Bell Penny
School # 321

What makes us unique?

Student learning at Midtown is purposeful and intentional. Students are engaged through compelling topics and build an understanding of their impact on the world around them. Teachers have the autonomy to create learning investigations that engage their students while building the necessary skills for future academic success. Students are also engaged in monitoring their progress and setting academic goals. We want our students to understand that they are the key to their success in school.  

Academic behaviors and learning strategies are taught and our students are guided to develop a growth mindset while persevering through academic challenges. The Midtown staff partners with parents to not only build academic competencies but social/emotional competencies as well. Empathy, assertiveness, cooperation, and responsibility are at the center of the skills and competencies we build in our students.

Mission and Vision:

Midtown is uniting diverse communities, igniting an enduring passion for learning and developing outstanding global citizens. Since its founding in 1997, Midtown Academy has brought together families from two diverse neighborhoods in a vibrant school community. Our students are at the heart of every decision we make. We use components of Expeditionary Learning, Responsive Classroom, and differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all of our students.


  • Advisory
  • After School Programs
  • Arts Integration
  • College Preparatory
  • Community School
  • Dress Code
  • Experiential Learning / Project-Based
  • Extra curricular: Coding Club, Healthy Habits Program
  • Responsive Classroom

Lottery preferences:

  • Neighborhood
  • Siblings of current students
  • Teachers and staff

Principal's Message:

I am most proud of my school community when a Midtown alumni comes back to visit. So many of them tear up as they walk the halls with me and tell me how good it is to be back home. I know then that Midtown truly was a home for them and that they felt they could be themselves, learn from their mistakes, and go out into the world ready to be their best selves.