Wolfe Street Academy is a Community School operated by the Baltimore Curriculum Project that serves students and their families in the Upper Fells Point neighborhood.

Our school serves over 200 students from Pre-K to 5th grade on a site that has housed a succession of public schools since 1852. The buildings have changed but these schools have always served the most recent immigrant population who seek new and better lives in Baltimore. Over 80% of our students speak a language other than English at home and 96% of our students come from low-income households.

What is a Community School?

Community Schools are a strategy to ensure that students succeed academically, socially and emotionally. They are a place, and a set of partnerships between the school and other community resources.

A Community School's integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development and community engagement leads to:

  • improved student learning

  • stronger families 

  • healthier communities

Community Schools offer a personalized curriculum that emphasizes real-world learning and community problem-solving. Schools become centers of the community and are open to everyone.