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School Number

382

Baltimore Design School

1500 Barclay Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

443-642-2311

School leader:

Zaharah Valentine

Opening bell:
  8:30
Closing bell:
  3:20
Community learning network:
  9

Baltimore Design School provides a unique educational experience for budding creatives and problem solvers. Our rigorous design program is recognized for its unique approach to learning in which middle school students get a solid foundation of design and studio skills followed by intensive academics and design study in high school. High school students choose and follow a four-year design curriculum in one of three tracks: architecture/construction design and management, graphic design/interactive media production, or fashion design. Each track includes a foundation freshman year followed by three years of CTE programs where students develop college-ready portfolios and receive career training. Partnerships with local colleges ensure that students who are serious about pursuing a career in their perspective fields are well prepared for the rigorous demands of college programs. Graduates of BDS have gone on to some of the top college programs in the area.

Official state grade band:
Middle/high
Grades served:
6 to 12
Number of students:
516
Enrollment type:
Specialized Contact the school for more information about how to apply. This school has a specific process for admission.
Management type:
Transformation
Title I status:
Schoolwide
Building info:
Not owned by City Schools
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Academics

Programming

  • Arts
  • Gifted and advanced learning site
  • Honors courses

AP Offerings

  • English
  • Math & computer science
  • Sciences

CTE Pathways

    Arts, Media, & Communication
  • Interactive media production
    Construction & Development
  • Construction design & maintenance
    Consumer Services, Hospitality, & Tourism
  • Fashion design
    Information Technology
  • Computer science

Enrichment and Support

Services

  • Community school