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When I was here, and you told someone you went to City College, they thought you represented the best in Baltimore.

Kurt Schmoke '67
President, University of Baltimore



Baltimore City College has a long tradition of being one of the most outstanding academic institutions in America. The traditions established at City College and the accomplishments received over the years, have been the result of students who have taken the responsibility for learning and serving our community very seriously. They have set high academic and personal standards that we must maintain in order to keep City College among the top ranked academic institutions in America.


We provide a variety of educational experiences that will prepare students to meet the demands of a global society. We demand that each student reach their potential in all areas of development, academically and socially. A student's development is the center of our thinking and endeavors.


Our ultimate goal is to provide a rigorous academic program so that students are admitted to the best colleges and universities in the country. As lifelong learners, City College students will be empowered to be good citizens and successful participants in the world of tomorrow.


Cindy Harcum, Head of School


Baltimore City College, founded in 1839, is the third oldest public high school in the United States. Committed to the pursuit of excellence, we are a citywide college preparatory institution with selective admissions and an emphasis on the liberal arts and sciences. As the IB world school for Baltimore City Public Schools, we provide academic programs that incorporate communication, intercultural awareness, and inquiry-based learning. By offering every student rigorous studies and high caliber extracurricular and co-curricular activities, we aspire for our students to demonstrate excellence and to succeed in the best colleges.  We strive for our students to become committed and responsible citizens active in their local and global communities.


At Baltimore City College, we link our school values with Common Core and IB Expectancies. We understand and respect the traditions of the past while moving forward to embrace change specifically in the areas of conceptual learning and responsibility to others.

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