The National Academy Foundation School of Baltimore, also known as NAF, is a middle/high school located on the historic Dunbar campus in East Baltimore.  We serve Baltimore City public school students in grades 6 – 12. We occupy two buildings on the campus; one building, the historic Thomas G. Hayes building, houses our middle school students.  We refer to this building/school as NAF Middle School. 
    Our other building, the historic Dunbar Middle School building, houses our high school students.  We refer to this building/school as NAF High School.  Both buildings occupy a large city block.  Having two buildings makes us unique as many other middle/high schools in Baltimore are confined to one space.  Having two beautiful buildings doubles our resources – we have two auditoriums, two gyms, two cafeterias, and a great deal of space to provide our students with a quality education. 

    While we have two separate buildings, we are one school, one vision – achievement! We seek to simultaneously prepare students for college as well as careers beyond their secondary experience.

    A college and career, academy-based, public school dedicated to students’ achievement in academics, citizenship, and athleticism in a transformative learning environment.
    In addition, we belong to a nationwide organization – the National Academy Foundation (www.naf.org). Through this organization we have four academies that students may choose from when they enter high school. We also have one academy in partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools and the Maryland State Department of Education’s Career Technology Education (CTE) Offices.  Our middle school students are exposed to each academy so they may choose which academy to enter when they get into high school.

    We strive to be a community of learners – a community of outstanding individuals. We believe all of students can learn and achieve at high levels. We expect that each of our students will succeed. Our goal is that 100% of our students obtain an industry certification and are accepted into college.“One School • One Vision •Achievement”


    National Academy Foundation
    540 North Caroline Street
    Baltimore, MD 21205
    Phone: (443) 984-1594
    School Number: 421

    Principal/Lead: Chevelle Lampkin