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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

    Applications for the Pre-K3 through 8th grades for the 2016-17 school year will be available online by December 2015. All interested families are encouraged to attend one of the Open House available each year, typically in January.  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. To be added to the end of the wait list click here. 
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    City Schools has proposed a new funding formula that would have a devastating impact on many of Baltimore City's public charter schools, including Baltimore Montessori Public.To learn more and plan for next steps, read our update and attend our parent meeting on Thursday, September 24th at 6:30 pm.

    ACTION ITEM #2: 
    SHOW UP at Baltimore City Schools' Board Meeting this Tuesday, September 22nd. 
    WRITE to the Board of Commissioners for Baltimore City Public schools(schoolboard@bcps.k12.md.us) and let them know how you feel about the proposed funding formula. Since City Schools does not make board members' direct email addresses available, copy Monica@bmpcs.org; we'll print copies of your communications and have students deliver them to board members at Tuesday's meeting. 

    1. Monday, September 21st: Contact Monica (Monica@bmpcs.org or 410-528-5393) if you are available to help distribute flyers about our next charter advocacy action item at afternoon carpool on Monday 9/21. Meet in the lobby at 3:10 pm.

    2. Monday, September 21st: After School Sports begins. Please click here to register. Payments must be received by Friday, September 24th. 

    3. CHARTER ADVOCACY OPPORTUNITY (ACTION ITEM #2): SHOW UP at Baltimore City Schools' Board Meeting this Tuesday, September 22nd. We'll meet at our school at 5:15 pm outside the main office and we'll walk up to City Schools' Central Office at 200 E. North Ave together, where we'll meet up with charter families from across the city. We plan to leave the meeting after public comments end at around 7:00 pm. Wear your BMPCS spirit wear and make a sign; many charters are using "Hear our voices, keep our choices" as their tagline. Limited BMPCS shirts will be available in the main lobby on Tuesday afternoon. 

    4. Wednesday, September 23rd: Intro to Mando Meeting. Please email Ms. Laura if you would like to attend. 

    5. Thursday, September 24th 5:30 pm: High School Choice Information Session for 8th grade families. 

    6. Thursday, September 24th at 6:30 pm: Parent Meeting with Ms Allison to discuss the impact of City Schools' proposed formula for charters and plan for action. Free childcare for BMPCS students is available. Click HERE to RSVP for childcare. 

    7. CHARTER ADVOCACY OPPORTUNITY: SHOW UP at the Charter School Forum at Mergenthaler Vo-Tech High School (Mervo) on Saturday, September 26th. The forum, sponsored by City Schools, is from 9:00 am to 12 noon and charters will gather after the forum for a brief rally at Lake Montebello. Please plan to arrive by 8:30 am. Parking at Mervo is very limited; more details to follow about transportation, t-shirts, and where to meet. In the meantime, please use this form to let Monica know if:
    • You NEED A RIDE to the charter forum at Mervo.
    • You can GIVE A RIDE to the charter forum at Mervo.
    • You are available to help coordinate carpooling to Mervo.
    8. Additional dates for important opportunities to advocate for our charter school and all kids in Baltimore City public schools available HERE.

    9. Registration for most after school activities is now available. To register for After School Sports, Chess, and Step Teams, please click here. To register for Bridges Music program, please click here. To register for Art & Chinese classes, please click here. More Information about after school activities and clubs can be found here.
    10. We are excited to announce that our school will be participating in a middle school soccer league this fall. Do you have a boy or girl in grades 6th-8th who is be interested in participating? Please complete this registration form, and return to Ms. Kate in the office no later than Monday, September 21st. Soccer Team Community Project Stream Clean Activity starts this week. 

    11. After School Spanish Classes starting soon. New this year, beginner and advanced level classes will be available. Please click here for more information.
    12. Please review these two announcements from our Health Suite
    13. September Breakfast and Lunch Menu
    14. Please see information on the PARCC testing.  

    15. Please complete this survey for qualification for reduced fees. This is an optional survey, but it must be completed in order to receive reduced rates/fees for extended day, activities, field trips, etc.

    16. Whenever you visit the school, please remember to sign in at the Main Office and display a visitor badge. 

    17. Thank you to all parents who have already paid the annual fee to help make sure all the unique and innovative features of our school are adequately resourced. If you have not already made your contribution, please drop payment off to the Main Office or use our online payment center. The annual fee is $125 per student for students in Children’s House and Elementary ($100 for siblings) and $150 per student in the Adolescent Community (no sibling discount due to the cost of AC trip). Families may also set up a payment plan to pay the suggested fee over time; please contact the office to set up a plan that works for you. 

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