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Welcome to City Schools!

Email: Enrollment@bcps.k12.md.us
Phone: 410.396.8600
Walk-In Hours: Monday (8:30 am - 3:30 pm) | Wednesday (10:00 am - 6 pm) | Friday (8:30 am - 3:30 pm)

Looking for a neighborhood school for a young child? A charter school to match a student's interests and learning style? A middle or high school that gets students ready for college or a dream job? City Schools will help you find the school that's right for you.

Important Dates*
  • May 10: Enrollment window opens for Priority 1 Pre-K & Kindergarten families. Please email EarlyAdmission@bcps.k12.md.us for more information.
  • May 10 – June 10: Application window (in-person) for families interested in Early Admission testing to Kindergarten & First Grade
  • July 1: Enrollment window (online) opens for new families entering City Schools (All grade levels, including Priority 2 Pre-K & Kindergarten families)
  • July 19 – August 20: Transfer window opens for families requesting consideration for intra-district transfer or out-of-zone school placement
  • August 2 – August 13: Application window for families interested in an Early Admission waiver to Pre-K
  • August 30: First day of school (SY2021-22) for ALL students

*All dates are subject to change

Documentation Needed to Enroll and/or Transfer
  • Proof of Student Identity & Age: Birth certificate or other government-issued document (passport, military ID, birth registration, DHS/DOJ/DOS immigration and refugee resettlement forms)
  • Proof of Parent/Guardian Identity: Photo ID of the parent/legal guardian (driver’s license, passport, alien/permanent resident card, military ID, employment authorization card, ISAP card, DHS/DOJ/DOS immigration and refugee resettlement forms)
  • Proof of Address (only two (2) of the following examples are required):
    • Complete, recent utility bill (gas, electric, water, telephone, or cable)*
    • Deed or title to a residential property
    • Fully-executed, property sales agreement
    • Military housing order
    • Mortgage settlement sheet
    • Original, signed (by landlord and tenant) lease agreement reflecting the name(s) of the parent(s)/guardian(s) as tenants
    • Property tax bill or statement
    • Recent bank or mortgage statement*
    • Recent employer pay stub*
    • Recent homeowner, renter, or medical insurance statement*
    • Recent letter from Social Security Administration, Social Services, Maryland Vehicle Administration, Internal Revenue Services, or Maryland Judicial System*
      • *Recent = within the last sixty (60) days
  • Other Requested Documentation
    • Academic records (recent report card and/or transcript)
    • Individualized education program (IEP) or 504 documents (if applicable)
    • Proof of custody/guardianship (if applicable)
    • Health records (immunizations and physical examinations)

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Online Enrollment Application for New Families

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Household Update & Transfer Application for Current Families

Current Families Only

Here's a taste of what you can expect at City Schools!

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Middle school

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High school

Re-engagement center

If you or someone you know has dropped out of school and want to find out more about coming back to finish your diploma, staff at the re-engagement center can help! 

For more information, visit our Re-Engagement Center page

Multilingual Enrollment and Support Center (MESC)

The Multilingual Enrollment and Support Center (MESC) is available to support the enrollment, choice, and transfer processes of English learners and newly arrived families. 

Please email staff at MESC@bcps.k12.md.us with your name, your child’s name, your phone number, and a brief message. You may also call 443-984-2000 should you have immediate concerns.

Office Hours 

  • Walk-In Hours: Monday (8:30 am - 3:30 pm) | Wednesday (10:00 am - 6 pm) | Friday (8:30 am - 3:30 pm)

Please call 443-642-4481 for an appointment.