Welcome to Creative City, where K-5 learning springs to life. Success is in our DNA, and we work daily to bring out the best in our students. We're located in the heart of Baltimore, where the city thrives. Our place-based teaching method uses the richness of urban vibes and culture to cultivate a hands-on learning environment students love.
We champion the power of education rooted in our local community - that's why we call it place-based education. To us, the best way to stimulate young minds is to use the environment around them so they know, in real time, why their education is crucial.
What is Place-Based Education?
It's an approach that uses the world around us as a classroom. Students develop critical skills while connecting with their surroundings. From outdoor gardens to museum field trips, using our city as a jumping off point for curriculum improves motivation, boosts performance, and creates an early appreciation for the local community.
But that's not all. Teachers and staff at Creative City go beyond traditional teaching methods. We infuse the visual, musical, and performing arts into our curriculum to create an immersive learning experience. Our students learn math while playing music; they discover technology while building robots.
Incorporating the arts into every subject fires up creativity and promotes collaboration. It encourages personal expression. Whether observing art to spark discussions or creating it to solve problems, the Creative City way makes learning fun!
Our students' success stories speak for themselves. Take a look at Mehki Lee, a talented second-grader whose artwork was selected to represent Baltimore City Public Schools at a prestigious art show. Then there's Ms. Gordy's class, who wrote and performed a play called "Foxy Grandpa" at the Young Playwright's Festival, beating out hundreds of applicants! Amani McLean, Henry Walker, Triniece Carter, Samantha Stanford, Teneille Woodard, and many more students have showcased their artworks in renowned exhibits, recognizing their talent and dedication.
Education should be a joyful journey, starting from an early age. That's why our Kindergarten program is play-based, allowing students to learn through play. These settings also help them develop essential skills and socialize with their peers. Our dedicated teachers are always there, engaging with students during playtime, connecting to the curriculum, and nurturing emerging interests. And the value of play extends beyond Kindergarten—daily recess and play are a priority for all our students.
So, if you're looking for a school that combines academic excellence with community engagement, you've found it in Creative City! Schedule a tour today!
About Creative City Public Charter School
Creative City Public Charter School is a dynamic K-5 elementary school with caring educators. We engage our students in a placed-based learning environment using the city of Baltimore as a cultural and civic foundation. Our approach is creative yet challenging; and our tuition-free
Who doesn't love a beautiful work of art? We know we sure do! And nothing is more special than art created by our incredible K-5 students. Creative City Public Charter School is a Baltimore hub for young artistic talent. Our approach to learning is about encouraging students to express themselves through drawing, painting, dance, drama, and more. Art created by our students is a kaleidoscope of creativity, a canvas of captivating expressions that leaves you breathless and bedazzled.
We are a tuition-free public charter school committed to developing imaginative, curious and expressive students who can bring their creativity to all areas of development. We know that engaging the left and right brain is essential to well-rounded learners, so we emphasize arts as much as academics. It works. Our school is one of a kind. Our classes are colorful and dynamic. And our teachers nurture each of our students one on one.
Embracing Individuality and Self-Expression
Art is a language that doesn't know boundaries, and our school celebrates the uniqueness of each young artist. We teach our K-5 students to communicate their thoughts, emotions, and ideas confidently and authentically through various art forms.
Bringing Out Hidden Talent
Sometimes talent isn't obvious, but the right instructor can help bring it out. At Creative City, we believe every child has the potential to become an artist--even students more naturally inclined to math and science. We show them that even items like tablets and smartphones require artistry. We work hard to give them the tools and guidance to refine their artistic skills.
Art produced by our K-5 prodigies is colorful, textured and expressive. Each piece tells a unique story, from pencil drawings to finger paintings bursting with color. Creative City takes great pride in showcasing these works throughout our hallways and outdoor classrooms. We empower our students by showing off their creations all year long. Check out our Instagram to see the latest works.
Join the Creative City Family
If you have a budding artist in your family, Creative City is the perfect place for them to thrive. Our K-5 charter school provides a nurturing and stimulating environment where creativity flourishes and artistic dreams come true. Enrolling your child at Creative City lets them kick off on a lifelong artistic journey filled with growth, self-expression, and endless possibilities. Schedule a tour today!
About Creative City Public Charter School
Creative City Public Charter School is a dynamic K-5 elementary school with caring educators. We engage our students in a placed-based learning environment using the city of Baltimore as a cultural and civic foundation. Our approach is creative yet challenging; and our tuition-free public school encourages out-of-the-box thinking alongside the pursuit of each student’s personal, highest academic potential. Enroll your child today!