Patterson Park Public Charter School

Patterson Park Public Charter School logo

27 N Lakewood Ave., Baltimore, MD 21224 
County: Baltimore City
Grades: PK - 8
Phone: 410-558-1230
Principal: Chad Kramer
School # 0327

What makes us unique:

Academic achievement and growth remain at the core of what we deliver through a whole child approach, educating our students in an enriching environment that recognizes and celebrates their unique and multi-faceted selves. Our classrooms and learning spaces ensure we are challenging each child at a level commensurate with their ability and providing the necessary academic and non-academic supports and enrichment experiences to develop confidence and a love of learning. Our model of whole child education does not prioritize one interest area or enrichment program, but rather allows students to explore their passions and find their own voice with high quality adult facilitation and support via a range of unique, developmentally appropriate opportunities. The academic offerings reflect personalized learning that fosters curiosity and innovation accomplished through a loving, supportive environment achieved in partnership with our broader community. 

At Patterson Park Public Charter School (PPPCS), it is our privilege to serve a diverse community and our responsibility to foster inclusivity. When we review our data, we recognize there are concerning trends that fall along racial lines. We want to assert these values as the foundation for nurturing all of our students, realizing our mission and preparing our students for success in a global society. 


PPPCS manages over 40 partnerships including:
  • Baltimore City Health Department – provides flu shots to students
  • Baltimore Symphony Orchestra – Provides musicianship classes to PreK – 1st grade.
  • BB&T Bank – Provides financial literacy classes for families
  • Morgan Stanley – Provides volunteers for school beautification projects
  • Villa Maria Health Continuum – Provides on-site mental health care for 5 days a week

Mission and Vision:

The mission of PPPCS is to provide a community-centered learning environment that values diversity and embraces a whole child approach to develop well-educated citizens. The vision if PPPCS is Life-Long Learners, Healthy Families, & Strong Neighborhoods. The motto of PPPCS is The City is Our Classroom; The World is Our Future.


  • After School Programs
  • Arts Integration
  • Community School
  • Dress Code
  • Experiential Learning / Project-Based
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Responsive Classroom
  • Restorative Practices
  • STEM
  • Student Service
  • Summer Programs

​Lottery preferences:

  • Siblings of current students
  • Teachers and staff
  • Other (low income for Pre-K students), and founders

Principal's Message:

I am most proud of my school community when I hear the stories of PPPCS alumni. This past week, we awarded scholarships to two alumni from the PPPCS Class of 2015; Stephon Williams and Alexis Stotler.  They have been best friends since kindergarten at PPPCS, and were both members of Poly’s 2019 graduating class. In the fall, Stephon is going to Georgetown to study finance and Alexis is going to Temple to study Math and Psychology.