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All three of my sons attended City College. All of them benefited greatly from the caring and talented teachers, incredible friendships, and unparalleled school spirit. Once at college they realized how unique and special City is.
Sonya Kannam, City College Parent 


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.

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