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. However, 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.