Southwest Baltimore Charter School's (SBCS) vision is: 
Thinkers ready to navigate our world.

Our mission is:
To create extraordinary learning experiences that inspire the thoughtful, courageous, compassionate citizen in every child.  

SBCS, a Title I school, seeks to provide each child with the tools necessary to live a fulfilling, productive life. The  rigorous Expeditionary Learning (EL) school model is engaging and student-centered.  EL cultivates students' love of learning, curiosity, and critical thinking skills.  We believe that academic success in the classroom is integrally linked to life and opportunities outside the classroom. SBCS is the intersection at which a child's academic, family and community lives come together to create a learning environment that is challenging, supportive and fun.