Applications for 2018-2019 are still being accepted.  However, we do have a wait list for all grades except Kindergarten.  


Complete and send in a Pre-Enrollment Lottery Application for each child applying to SBCS. The SBCS admissions lottery for the upcoming school year will take place in February 2019. Pre-enrollment applications for the admissions lottery are being accepted from November 1, 2018 - February 2, 2019. Please complete a separate application for EACH child applying to the school. Applications should be completed in blue or black ink and may be hand delivered, mailed, or faxed to:

Southwest Baltimore Charter School
1300 Herkimer Street
Baltimore, MD  21223

Fax: 410-244-0410

Pre-enrollment applications are accepted throughout the fall and winder.  To be entered in the lottery, applications MUST be received no later than February 2, 2019 by 4 p.m. Pre-enrollment applications not received by 4 p.m. on February 2, 2018 will be placed on our wait list and considered only if space becomes available. All applicants will be notified by mail of the admissions lottery results by March 9, 2019.

We strongly urge you to tour the school during school hours before you officially enroll your child at SBCS. You are welcome to visit the school any time of year, and to visit often!

If your child has been chosen from the lottery, you will be notified by mail. You must complete and return the Letter of Acceptance no later than April 3, 2019 in order to confirm your child's placement. If your child has been placed on our wait list you will be notified by mail.  The wait list letter will explain the wait list process and state your child's wait list placement number.

Once you have returned the Letter of Acceptance form you will receive by mail dates for orientation and registration. Orientation is mandatory.  After attending orientation, you will receive a registration packet with forms to complete and return.Questions?  Email us at