BIA is an IB World School for the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and the Middle Years Programme (MYP)

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    BIA has been awarded a grant through the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE)! The grant is a part of the federal program Expanding Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools. BIA is receiving funds to replicate its existing K-8 program emphasizing language immersion and IB in another Baltimore neighborhood. BIA West is schedule to open for Pre-K, K and 6th Grade in the 2019-2020 school year. The exact location is still to be determined. You can read more about the grant here: Maryland Awards Grants to Develop, Expand Charter Schools


     BIA's Russian Week Begins

    Russian Doll

    BIA will celebrate its annual Russian Week, beginning on Monday, January 14 and ending on Friday, January 18. Our Russian Week will end with a concert, conducted by the Russian Immersion students on Friday, January 18 at 5:00 p.m. There will be refreshments after the concert, with an assortment of Russian foods and appetizers. Please join us as we celebrate everything Russian.

    Language Immersion Fair

    BIA Immersion Fair

    BIA is hosting its annual Langauage Immersion Fair this January 25. The Fair is to provide information for non-BIA families about the school's Language Immersion Programs and the advantages of a language immersion education. Please, inform relatives, friends and others you know who are curious about your children's education to attend.

    TIME: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

    DATE: January 25

    PLACE: BIA Multi-Purpose Room

    Click on the link below to open the flyer for more information

    Language Immersion Flyer


      BIA's Robotics Teams Won...



    On Saturday, January 12, BIA's Robotics Teams participated in the Hopkins Robotics Cup competition. Our elementary team won the teamwork challenge and were tournament champions. All four of our teams made it to the finals for teamwork challenge. In the individual challenges, we had students come in 1st, 3rd, 5th and 6th place. The judges recognized two of our teams for their robot designs and engineering notebooks. 35 teams from 20 schools competed, and BIA won 5 out of 8 of the awards, including the Hopkins Cup, which makes them the Baltimore City champions for the 4th year in a row!! Go BIA! 

    BIA's NAL Team Won...



    On Thursday, January 10, BIA's National Academic League (NAL) team competed against the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. The final score was 60 - 22. Our reaserch team, led by Daniyah Sorenson, received a perfect score of 20 points out of a possible 20. Our Team's MVP for this game was Femi Ogundahunsi. The next game will be on Wednesday, January 16 agains AFYA. We are so proud of our students and wish them the best for their next game.


    Enrollment for 2019-2020

    Our applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now available as a Word document online, or as a paper copy from the Main Office. As a full language immersion program, our entry points for new students are Kindergarten and First Grade only. Students are admitted through a lottery. 
    The application deadline to be considered for the lottery is 3pm on Friday, February 8, 2019. The lottery will be held at 4pm on Friday, February 15, 2019. All age-eligible city residents who apply by the application deadline will be entered in the lottery. 
    All applicants who are Baltimore City residents must be placed before non-city residents may be considered. If placed, non-city residents must pay tuition fees of approximately $10,000 per year to Baltimore City schools. 
    Students entering Kindergarten in 2019-2020 must turn 5 by September 1, 2019. Students who turn 5 between September 2 and October 15 may be eligible to apply for early admission to Kindergarten through Baltimore City Public Schools. Here is a link to more information about the early admission process: https://www.baltimorecityschools.org/Page/24367
    Please find a link to the 2019-2020 application form here: 

    BIA 2019-2020 Application Form
    If you have any questions about enrollment, please call our Business/Operator's Office at 443-278-9417. 

    We do still have some spots left for the current school year in Kindergarten & First Grade. Below is the application for the current school year:

    BIA 2018-2019 Application Form

     Free Use of Language Software

    Please click on the link below to gain access to Rosetta Stone and other resources for free. You only have to register with your email address and create a password! Help your children practice with their target languages, learn some of it yourself so you can converse with them....click on the link below to access this resource:


  • BIA is in the process of redesigning its website. Stay tuned for details about the new website that will be launching in 2019!

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