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The SEED School of Maryland
The Green School
2851 Kentucky Ave., Baltimore, MD 21213
County: Baltimore City
Grades: K - 5
Principal: Kate Primm
School # 0332
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What makes us unique?
The Green School is dedicated to creating an educational community that promotes active and engaged learning in our natural environment. We have developed our curriculum so that students in each grade are engaged in a year-long study organized around an essential question, which culminates in an action project in the environment in or around the school. These hands-on environmental projects develop students’ stewardship for the environment while providing an authentic context for the reading, writing, math, science, and social studies concepts and skills learned in the classroom.
The year-long study at each grade is organized around different aspects of the essential question “How do the choices that we make on land impact water quality and life in and around the Chesapeake Bay?” As part of this study, our first graders raise diamondback terrapins; our 2nd graders learn about native plants and improve the schoolyard habitat by planting native plants in our many gardens; our 3rd graders study issues of sustainability and make recommendations for ways in which our school can be more “green”; our 4th graders raise oyster spat in the Baltimore Harbor; and our 5th graders become organic farming experts and plant and harvest our Organic Teaching Garden each year.
The Green School has deep roots in the community of Belair Edison and with local environmental organizations. We partner with Belair Edison Neighborhoods on a variety of projects in the neighborhood, including Art in the Park installations, painting storm drains, and neighborhood clean-ups. In support of our environmental missions, we participate in the National Aquarium ‘s Terrapins in the Classroom Project and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Oyster Restoration Project. We have a partnership with the Baltimore Algebra Project and are developing a partnership with Morgan State University to bring math tutors to our afterschool programming. We also partner with Towson University to bring student teachers to the school to support our Arts programming.
Mission and Vision:
The Green School of Baltimore is dedicated to creating an educational community that promotes active and engaged learning in our natural environment. With the world as our classroom, we encourage students to take risks, ask questions, explore, collaborate, and find solutions to relevant, real-world problems so they may cultivate their innate curiosity; become stewards of the environment; and begin their journey toward lifelong learning.
After School Programs
Experiential Learning / Project-Based
Siblings of current students
Teachers and staff
We are most proud of our school community when...
We work together to care for ALL of our students and their individual needs.
Our older children teach and care for our little ones (E3 Friday, Reading Partners, Harvest Festival…)
Learning is engaging and meaningful.
We are celebrating our students!
Many people contribute towards the achievement of a common goal.
We have ALL stakeholders involved1! GSB is a fantastically close knit community with strong ties to/within community, alumni, families, (students and parents) and teachers.