Alvin Ailey Dancer Comes to SBCS

Alvin Ailey Dancer Comes to SBCS

Middle Grades dancers were very lucky to have a Dance Residency with Eddie Stockton, Alvin Ailey School Instructor.

Constellation Energy Volunteers at SBCS

Constellation Energy Volunteers at SBCS

Constellation Energy (Exelon) employees, guided by Ms. Kendra and Ms. Terri, spent Friday, April 17th working in the school's front garden.

The Rigamajig Has Arrived!

The Rigamajig Has Arrived!

In early April, KaBOOM (the playground company) and Verint (a Virginia security company) awarded SBCS a generous grant that purchased a Rigamajig indoor play system (pronounced like thing-a-ma-jig).

4th Graders Swing Dance

4th Graders Swing Dance

Fourth-graders learn to swing dance in music class.

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 guide 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 rigorous model that challenges students to think critically and take active roles in their classrooms and communities. EL students gain skills critical to college readiness and lifelong success - literacy, numeracy, problem-solving,collaboration, persistance toward excellence, and active citizenship - as well as mastery of subject area knowledge.
  • 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 toward choices that will lead to personal success.
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    May 19, 2015

    Fourth-graders learn to swing dance in music class.

    May 18, 2015

    Middle Grades dancers were very lucky to have a Dance Residency with Eddie Stockton, Alvin Ailey School Instructor.

    April 24, 2015

    In early April, KaBOOM (the playground company) and Verint (a Virginia security company) awarded SBCS a generous grant that purchased a Rigamajig indoor play system (pronounced like thing-a-ma-jig).