Watershed Public Charter School

Watershed Public Charter School logo

6946 Dogwood Rd, Windsor Mill, MD 21244
Baltimore County
Grades: K - 5 (expanding each year towards K - 8)
Phone: 443-809-2100
Principal: Lori Widney
School # 0219

What makes us unique:

Watershed Public Charter School (WPCS) emphasizes multidisciplinary project based learning that integrates environmental education and the arts. Students make frequent use of dedicated outdoor spaces and resources. The campus contains a micro farm and chickens! Students have the opportunity to learn by doing, celebrate diversity, and learn about fresh healthy food. Outdoor spaces, resident artists, scientists and farmers and afterschool programming relating to our mission all enhance the program.


WPCs has installed a community garden and partnered with Neighborspace and several environmental organizations to provide community programming. We hope to work with our landlord to implement a fresh food pantry. We also hope in the future to work with other schools in the Gwynns Falls Watershed on an artist book project.  We will serve as a Professional Development hub for other educators with the assistance of the National Wildlife Federation. 

Mission and Vision:

Watershed Public Charter School provides an interconnected learning environment, where hands-on exploration and creative expression foster the learning process. Our community promotes rigorous academic achievement, meaningful outdoor experiences and continuous growth for all students.


  • After School Programs
  • Arts Integration
  • Community School
  • Experiential Learning / Project-Based
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Individualized Learning
  • Internships
  • Portfolio Evaluations
  • Responsive Classroom
  • Restorative Practices
  • STEM

Lottery preferences:

  • Siblings of current students
  • Teachers and staff

Message from Staff:

We are most proud that our school is going to open and actually make this a reality.