Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys is a public charter school that opened in 2015 and is defying the odds in the urban educational landscape. We serve 440 boys of color in grades 4-8, and we are a college preparatory, high impact school changing lives. The operator of the school is the Five Smooth Stones Foundation, modeled after the story of David slaying the terrible giant Goliath with just five stones. Our boys will face many Goliaths in their lives, and we equip them with the tools to rise above the fray. Our Five Virtues are integrity, wisdom, compassion, resilience, and courage, and our strong support system emphasizes these virtues daily. With thirteen sports including lacrosse, basketball, wrestling, debate and chess, the boys have an extremely well-rounded education, with extended day and an extended school year. Our test scores for the first two years show exponential growth for a part of the Baltimore City population that unfortunately, is frequently overlooked.
This Fundraiser will go towards our extended school day and school year budget. We pay teachers a 20% premium on top of their salaries to offer this intense program to our students. The teachers are the backbone of the school, and without their hard work and dedication through many challenges, we cannot be our best. Thank you to the teachers out there and we thank YOU for believing in changing the educational landscape for the boys of Baltimore! www.baltimorecollegiate.org