History

The City’s Leader in Education Reform

1996

The Baltimore Curriculum Project (BCP) is founded by Dr. Muriel Berkeley and Robert C. Embry, Jr., President of The Abell Foundation. BCP pilots Direct Instruction curriculum at six elementary schools: Arundel, Robert Coleman, General Wolfe, Roland Park, Hampstead Hill, and City Springs.

1998

Baltimore City Public Schools institutionalizes Direct Instruction as an alternative curriculum for 18 schools.

2003

The Maryland General Assembly established the Maryland Charter School Law “to establish an alternative means within the existing public school system in order to provide innovative learning opportunities and creative educational approaches to improve the education of students.”

2005

BCP becomes a charter operator, converting two schools: City Springs and Hampstead Hill are part of the first cohort of charter schools to open in Baltimore City. 

2006

BCP pilots Restorative Practices at City Springs and Hampstead Hill with support from OSI-Baltimore and the Goldsmith Family Foundation.

2007

BCP converts Wolfe Street Elementary into a neighborhood charter school. BCP implements Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)’s online Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) to assess student growth in reading and mathematics.

2008

BCP launches Leading Minds Education Forum Series.

2014

BCP pilots Core Knowledge Read-Alouds at City Springs, Hampstead Hill and Wolfe Street.

2015

BCP converts Govans Elementary into a neighborhood charter school.

2017

BCP converts Frederick Elementary into a neighborhood charter school.

2019

Wolfe Street is the first school in Maryland to receive an 8-year charter renewal based on 12 years of success.

2021

BCP converts Pimlico Elementary/Middle into a neighborhood charter school.

Contact Us

BALTIMORE CURRICULUM PROJECT
2707 E. Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21224
410-675-7000
Fax: 410-675-7030
bcpinfo@baltimorecp.org

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