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The vision of Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School (BMPCS) is to nurture a love of learning in a small, family-like environment by providing an extraordinary and proven Montessori public school experience for families living in Baltimore City.
 
Elementary Mission
Our mission is to build a diverse and respectful community of joyfully engaged learners by providing a holistic Montessori environment that supports individual fulfillment, compassion, self-discipline, lifelong learning and a deep awareness of our responsibility to contribute meaningfully to our world.
 
Adolescent Community (AC) Mission

By integrating meaningful work, relevant academic study and respectful social structure within real-world contexts, we will build an inspiring and cohesive adolescent community of compassionate, creative and responsible learners who have a strong sense of self, critical problem solving skills and the capacity for stewardship and fullness of life.

 
“Our care of the children should be governed not by the desire to 'make them learn things,' but by the endeavor always to keep burning within them the light which is called intelligence.” -Dr. Maria Montessori
 
Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School (PCS) is committed to diversity and equality. Accordingly, the school admits students and conducts all educational programs, activities, and employment practices without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, disability or any other legally protected classification
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

  • Week of October 6th: After school strings lessons through Bridges begin. Contact Ms Frances (francesbelcher@gmail.com) for information about lessons for returning students and limited openings for new students for viola, cello, and bass. 
    Tuesday, October 7th: The school cafeteria will resume charging students for lunch unless they qualify for FARMS (Free or Reduced Meals). Please be sure to fill out anapplication for FARMS (Free or Reduced Meals) as soon as possible, regardless of whether or not you believe your family will qualify.
    Wednesday, October 8th through Thursday, October 16th: Wristbands for access to all Fall Festival activities will be on sale during carpool and in the Main Office (first child: $15; additional children: $10). Adults do not need to purchase wristbands.
    Thursday, October 9th: Application and $50 registration fee for MMUN (Montessori Model United Nations) are due. Please make checks payable to Baltimore Montessori Public and contact Ms Kelly Flynn-Putiri (kelly@bmpcs.org) with any questions.
    NEW DATE!
    Thursday, October 16th from 5:00-7:00 pm:
     Fall Festival! Please plan to join us for our first school-wide gathering of the year. More info, including volunteer opportunities, available HERE.
    Monday, October 13th: Classroom observation period begins. Please contact your child's guide to set up a time to observe in the classroom.
    Friday, October 17th: Parent-Guide Conference Day for all families. Extended Day is available all day with free childcare during conference times and fee-based care for the full day.
    Thursday, October 23rd, 6:00-7:30 pm: Fall Mission Roundtable. More info HERE. Please plan to join us! Free childcare for students enrolled at Baltimore Montessori Public.
    Thursday, October 23rd or Friday, October 24th: Dance Workshop for students in all levels. Please wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and sneakers.
     Friday, October 31st: Children's House United Nations Day celebration. 
    NEW DATE! Friday, November 14th at 9:00 am: Coffee & Conversation with Ms Allison in the Community Room. Topic TBD, with time following our discussion for general feedback and questions. 
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  • THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE 2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR HAS PASSED

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    Applications for the Pre-K through 8th grades for the 2015-16 school year will be available online by December 2014. All interested families are encouraged to attend one of the Open House available each year, typically in January and February.  Please remember that even if you submitted and application in the past you must resubmit a new application in order to be considered for the new school year. 
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  • All families regardless of income level or intent to purchase school lunch should fill out the application
     
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    Inclement Weather Policy
    In case of inclement weather, be sure to consult our website or listen to local news outlets for up-to-date information about weather-related closings or delays. Baltimore Montessori Public follows the same schedule for closings and delays as Baltimore City Schools. 
    Please note:
    • If school is delayed at all in the morning, there is NO Before Care.
    • If school is delayed 1 hour in the morning, there IS morning Pre-K. 
    • If school is delayed 2 hours in the morning, there is NO morning Pre-K for half day students.
    • If school dismisses early due to weather, ALL after school activities including Extended Day are CANCELED.
    In order for children to receive a full instructional day on Wednesdays: 
    • If school opening is delayed on a WEDNESDAY, dismissal is delayed by ONE hour in the event of a ONE hour delay (dismissal at 1:30 pm; half day Pre-K still dismisses at 11:15 am) and TWO hours in the event of a TWO hour delay (dismissal at 2:30 pm; NO Half-Day Pre-K). 

    For information about how decisions are made regarding closings and delays, please visit Baltimore City Schools' website.

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  • News and more from our friends at New Greenmount West Community Association www.greenmountwest.org and our neighbors in Station North Arts and Entertainment District www.stationnorth.org
      
     
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