We are a tuition-free, public charter school in Baltimore City for Baltimore City residents.The Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners approved us in June 2012.
We will open our doors to students entering the 4th, 5th and 6th grades in July 2014.
As a college prep school for boys, we promise to graduate 100% of our students from high school and send 100% of our graduates to colleges and universities throughout the nation. Our scholars will be well-prepared with a world-class education achieved through hard work and high expectations.
Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys is established to seek out, find and advance forward the next generation of young men who, through the finest liberal arts education possible, will become responsible citizens trained to lead and serve in our community, the nation and the world.
BCSB’s vision was born of the inspiration for the Five Smooth Stones Foundation, Inc. The founder of Five Smooth Stones, Jack J. Pannell, Jr, was drawn to the Biblical parable of David and Goliath to explain the challenges facing boys, especially boys of color. David, a young boy and decided underdog, took only five smooth stones into battle; he used those stones to slay the giant and subsequently become a great leader. Our vision is that every boy attending our school will become as powerfully and simply equipped as David. Each Baltimore Collegiate scholar will develop five virtues – Integrity, Wisdom, Courage, Compassion and Resilience – their own five smooth stones to slay the many 'giants' that will inevitably block their path to success in life.