Q: Who is starting Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys?
A: The Five Smooth Stones Foundation ("The Foundation") is authorized by Baltimore City Public Schools to operate Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys ("Baltimore Collegiate") as a tuition-free public charter school. The Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to providing opportunities for boys and young men in Baltimore City. The Foundation receives public and private funding to operate Baltimore Collegiate. A Board of Trustees governs Baltimore Collegiate and The Foundation. Mr. Jack Pannell is the Founder and President of the Foundation. He has visited and studied over 30 schools in the nation for the best practices to adapt at Baltimore Collegiate. Mr. Pannell is a graduate of Amherst College and Loyola Law School/Los Angeles. The Founding Team includes professionals from the fields of education, corporate finance, law, government, non-profit management and philanthropic giving.
Q: What is a charter school?
A: Charter schools are publicly funded by tax dollars and are open to all who apply. Because Baltimore Collegiate is a single gender school, it is allowed to admit male students only.
Q: Does my family have to pay tuition?
A: Baltimore Collegiate is a tuition-free public charter school. The only fees or expenses a family is expected to pay for include school uniforms, school supplies and field trips. Families in need may request support for these items.
Q: How long is the School Day at Baltimore Collegiate?
A: The academic school day will start at 8:22 am sharp. Breakfast will be available to all students. The academic school day ends at 4:30, but all students are strongly encouraged to stay until 5:30 and participate in our afterschool sports and clubs.
Q: Where is Baltimore Collegiate located?
A: Baltimore Collegiate is temporarily located at 1101 Winston Ave for the 2016-17 School Year, and will announce its permanent location later this year.
Q: Will transportation to and from school be provided?
A: For the 2016-17 School Year bus passes will be offered to all grades. We also encourage parents to look into carpooling with each other, as well as investing in shared taxi services.
Q: When will the academic school year begin?
A: The 2016-17 School Year for Collegiate boys will start on Monday, August 29th.
Q: What is the required uniform?
A: We believe that uniform dress code helps everyone in our school community focus on academic success. You can find more information about purchasing our uniform on the “Uniforms” page.
Regular Dress Code:
- Khaki Pants with a belt.
- Blue or White button down shirt.
- School Tie (provided during first week of school).
- School Sweater with logo for winter months.
Summer dress (until September 23):
- Khaki shorts or pants with a belt.
- Polo shirt - short or long sleeve.
Q. Will Baltimore Collegiate have Sport Activities?
A: Yes. Our sports include Football, Soccer, Wrestling, Chess, Swimming, Basketball, Track and Field, Baseball, Rowing, and Lacrosse.