Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys

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Why Attend a Boys School?

Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys is the city’s first charter school exclusively catering to boys, providing a seamless academic journey from grades 4 to 8. This boys’ school fosters a mindset of academic prowess and nurtures interests in both the arts and athletics, particularly during the crucial middle school years.

Research indicates that all-boys schools

  • Promote high-level academic achievement.
  • Better recognize and address the specific developmental needs of boys.
  • Are more likely to encourage creativity among boys.

Reaching, Teaching, and Succeeding with Boys of Color

Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys’ strategic initiative, “Reaching, Teaching, and Succeeding with Boys of Color,” aims to integrate research-rich practices aligned with prominent academic partnerships. Our goal is to empower the next generation of young males to succeed in all aspects of life. We recognize the opportunity and responsibility to address the evolving needs of our boys and act as a catalyst for positive change. This initiative serves as a megaphone, raising awareness in a world that may not always hear their voices. We seek to engage with current and potential donors and strategic, like-minded partners to witness the triumphs of all our boys in their chosen paths in this world.
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Character @ Collegiate

At Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys, we see our staff as custodians of our boys’ potential. Our mission is to actively contribute to shaping the character of our young gentlemen, preparing them for successful engagement in the following pursuits:

  • Thinking Critically
  • Reasoning Analytically
  • Communicating Clearly
  • Solving Problems
  • Cultivating Agency

Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys Provides an Exceptional Educational Experience That Includes:

Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular Activities for All Grades

Targeted Math And Reading Support

Targeted Math and Reading Support

Small Class Sizes

Small Class Sizes

Qualified Teachers

Highly Qualified Teachers


Daily Athletics

Character Development

Moral Character Development


At Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys, our philosophy is centered on meeting each boy at his current level and guiding him to where he needs to be. Regardless of our students’ varied proficiency levels, we are committed to nurturing each young man to reach his full potential.

It’s essential to emphasize that high test scores alone are insufficient for our gentlemen to navigate the challenges of college, especially in a system that may not always be tailored to our students. Nevertheless, we take great pride in the impressive test results achieved by our students.
Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys students performed incredibly well compared to “neighbor schools”—four schools that Baltimore City designated as comparable due to similarities in poverty rates, population of Special Education students, and population of English-as-a-second-language students.

Staff & Board

Executive Team

Mr. Edwin Avent

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Lesley Redwine

Interim Executive Director

Mr. Kelvin Bridgers

Mrs. Sharde’ Robinson

Director of Operations

Ms. Marissa Puryear

Operations Manager

Board of Trustees

Mr. Burck Smith

Board Chair, CEO & Founder, StraighterLine

Mr. Stephen Abrams

Vice Chair, Director of Admissions, Loyola Blakefield

Mr. Mark Sellers

Secretary Attorney

Ms. Nicole M. Harrell

CPA, LLC Treasurer

Mr. Colin McDaniels, Esq.


Past Trustees

Mr. Jack J. Pannell, Jr.

Founder and President Emeritus

Ms. Kimberly Moffitt

Founding Trustee

Ms. Betsey Swingle Hobelmann

Founding Trustee

Ms. Kate Jordan

Founding Trustee

Mr. David Khan

Mr. Fabian Walters

Mr. James Blue

Founding Chair

Mr. Chike Aguh

Founding Trustee

Ms. Denise Simmons Graves

Founding Trustee

Mr. Ford Rowan

Founding Trustee

Mr. Joshua Eastright

Mr. Geoff Hengerer

Dr. Edward Trusty

Founding Trustee

Mr. Mark Mullican

Ms. Julie Higgins

Ms. Phaedra Stewart

Ms. Laura Green

Board Meeting/Agenda

Five Smooth Stones Foundation is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Five Smooth Stones Foundation Board of Trustees Zoom Meeting

Time: Sep 13, 2023 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 876 8918 5487

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Teach @ Collegiate

We are looking for passionate, high-capacity educators to join our team in Baltimore, MD. Join us in shaping the city’s future by contributing to a top-notch college preparatory education for boys. Be a part of creating a public charter school that will make a lasting impact on Baltimore’s educational landscape.impact.

Administrative Careers

Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys relies on its administrative staff for smooth operations. Administrative support is crucial for the success of schools, regardless of size. Whether in office management, counseling, dean positions, or operations, we are dedicated to finding the most qualified candidates for any administrative or support role.

Open Position

Spanish Teacher
Baltimore, Maryland


Federal Program

Title I

Title I is a federal program designed to offer financial aid to local school systems and schools with many low-income children. Its purpose is to enhance the academic success of disadvantaged students. Every school district in Maryland receives Title I funds.

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