The Belair-Edison School (Elementary Grades)

The Belair-Edison School (Brehms) logo

Formerly Brehms Lane Public Charter School
3536 Brehms Ln, Baltimore, MD 21213
County: Baltimore City
Grades: PK - 5
Phone: 410-396-9150
Principal: Diya Slayton
School # 0231

What makes us unique?

Our school is operated by Afya Baltimore Inc. The word Afya is Swahili for health, and health is at the heart of what we do at our school. We focus on the health of our students in the following three categories: academic/intellectual health, social/emotional health, and physical/nutritional health. The responsibility of all those connected with The Belair-Edison School—parents, teachers, administrators, board members—is to provide an effective learning environment in which our students can develop a strong sense of self, academic proficiency, and awareness of others.

By making the healthy, balanced lifestyle a core part of our mission, we recognize and celebrate the connection between being fit and healthy and being smart with a love of learning. It is our goal to prepare our students for the high school of their choice with these things in mind.


Named one of America’s Healthiest Schools by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation; Signature event each spring: The Afya Mile Run; Life Skills Program. Participate in the Baltimore CeaseFire movement, host community events.

Mission and Vision:

Our mission is to teach Baltimore’s children to live healthy, balanced lives: intellectually, socially/emotionally, and physically.

At The Belair-Edison School, we believe that students need regular opportunities to think critically, be physically active, and interact constructively with peers to create and learn habits of mind and body that lead to their living healthy, balanced lives.


  • After School Programs: Before/after school FREE program through 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant; homework support, physical activity, clubs, snack, and supper
  • Dress Code
  • Extra-curricular: Cub Scouts, WAP (Wellness Ambassadors Program), Basketball, STEP
  • PTO/PTA: Student Family Council
  • Responsive Classroom
  • STEM: STEAM weekly resource class
  • Summer Programs: Free Summer Camp through 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant

​Lottery preferences:

  • Neighborhood
  • Siblings of current students
  • Teachers and staff

Principal's Message:

I am most proud of my school community when I walk through our Early Learning Center and see our littlest students smile, give high fives, hugs, and read with joy.

School Merger:

Afya Public Charter School merged with Brehms Lane Public Charter School in 2019 to become The Belair-Edison School, a dual-facility PreK-8 school in the Belair-Edison neighborhood. Middle school grades remain at the Brendan Campus (the former Afya PCS) and elementary grades remain at the Brehms Campus (the former Brehms Lane PCS).