The Green School Award
Thirty-two Baltimore City Public Schools currently have the Green School Award from the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE). The application is rigorous and takes at least two years to assemble, illustrating schools' commitment to sustainability and demonstrating their success at incorporating green teaching into their classrooms and green practices into their operations. The award designation lasts for four years, at which time a school may apply again.A recent study concluded that having the MAEOE Green School Award had a positive correlation with standardized test pass rates in may schools and across subjects. This helps demonstrate what we already know anecdotally - that many students are highly engaged in the wide variety of greening work that our schools do, both in and beyond the classroom.Thank you to all the school leaders, teachers, students, partners and volunteers who have worked on these efforts. And thank you to the Baltimore City Office of Sustainability for its support of this effort.Thinking of applying for the award? Find application resources.
Received the award in spring 2017 (with links to applications):Received the award in previous years (with links to applications):Baltimore Montessori Public Charter: 2012, 2016Commodore John Rodgers: 2014Cross Country Elementary/Middle School: 2006, 2010, 2014George W.F. McMechen: 2014Green School (The): 2009, 2014Green Street Academy: 2012Hamilton Elementary/Middle 2016
Henderson Hopkins: 2015
Highlandtown Elementary Middle #215: 2012, 2016Hilton Elementary: 2014Mount Washington Elementary School: 2010, 2014Roland Park Elementary/Middle School: 2013, 2009Thomas Jefferson Elementary/Middle School: 2009, 2014Thomas Johnson Elementary/Middle School: 2010, 2014
Schools that received the award in the past but did not re-apply:Barclay Elementary/MiddleCity Neighbors Charter School
Curtis Bay Elementary School
Medfield Heights ElementaryRosemont ElementaryWEB DuBois High SchoolFor more information about greening and sustainability in City Schools, contact Joanna Pi-Sunyer, green schools coordinator.