Powerful Partnerships Supporting Baltimore City Students

Hamilton Elementary/Middle School & Calvert School

What Makes This Middle Grades Partnership

Each Middle Grades Partnership program is wholly designed by teachers from a Baltimore City public school and its partner private school. Because students differ from site to site, programs do too. But all Middle Grades Partnership programs—designed to stimulate, not remediate—embody these principles:

  • Creative, exciting and experienced teachers from public and private schools leading each classroom
  • Rigorous and rewarding academic and enrichment activities during 150 hours of summer programming, with a strong focus on building skills in algebra, writing and reading
  • Projects during the school year that bring students from both schools together to better understand themselves and their city, and to make a difference in their communities.
About the Program

Curiosity, teamwork, and invention propel this STEM-focused and inquiry-based partnership. Through engaging Design Thinking challenges, or activities where students are presented with a design problem to solve. The student’s research, design, build, test prototypes and redesign. They solve authentic problems and produce meaningful results.

In addition to Middle Grades Partnership’s core focus on algebra, writing and reading, this partnership engages students in:

  • STEM
  • Design Thinking
  • Team building
  • Project based learning
  • Integrated curriculum

“I liked meeting new people like the students at Hamilton. I enjoyed hanging out with them and spending time with them.”

Recent Highlights

Calvert School will start it’s program with a new partner, Hamilton Elementary/Middle School, this summer.