Our vision: SBCS is a vibrant, rigorous school of active learners at the heart of a thriving Southwest Baltimore community.
Our mission: To empower each student to achieve authentic academic success by harnessing the kindness, cooperation, and trust of faculty, family, and community.
Tenets: The following tenets have guided our development of curricula and school culture:
- Differentiated Instruction – a philosophy of teaching that aims to meet each child where he or she is and move him or her forward
- Expeditionary Learning - a curriculum that allows children to use all their senses to construct and retain knowledge through integrated units that allow for in-depth study of a topic from multiple perspectives
- Arts Integration – a way to foster students’ artistic skills and self expression through a multitude of art forms while deepening their understanding of academic content\
- Choice Theory - an approach to behavior management that teaches children to be intrinsically rather than extrinsically motivated, and guides them in making choices that will lead to personal success
Southwest Baltimore Charter School: where academics, family, and community come together.
For all K-3 families interested in stopping by the library this summer, click below to download the schedule of events for the summer session. Don't miss out on this FREE Program!
The Supply List is here!
Please review and purchase the following supplies for your student and the school for the upcoming school year.
Give to SBCS
Contributions, no matter how big or small, go a long way in supporting SBCS. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please click the button below.
If you would like to contribute in some other way, please visit the Support page for more details.
The SBCS School Store has a supply of uniforms on hand. It is open on Monday from 3:20-4:00pm and Friday from 12:45-1:15 across from the Gym in the main hallway.
Uniforms can also be purchased either through Lands End or Flynn O'Hara.
Charter school choice
Charter schools give parents choices. Every family in Baltimore City has the opportunity to apply to charter schools, and to explore a variety of innovative approaches to instruction.