Schools Program

The Schools Program is a partnership between Arts Every Day, Baltimore City Public Schools, and over 100 arts organizations, cultural institutions and teaching artists in Baltimore. Numerous studies reveal six benefits associated with arts in schools, including better reading and language skills, mathematics skills, thinking skills, social skills, motivation to learn and a positive school environment (Ruppert, 2006). Research also tells us that students in Baltimore City do not have equal access to the arts in school.

The goal of the Arts Every Day Schools program is to ensure students have the opportunity to learn, grow, create and innovate through art and design during the school day. Arts Every Day partners with individual schools over the long-term to provide:

  • Teacher professional development in arts and arts integration
  • A framework for progress towards an arts-rich culture of learning
  • Individualized school strategies to support innovation, collaboration, and change school-wide
  • Funding to support artist residencies, workshops, and trips to local museums and institutions across Baltimore City
  • Access to special offers, reduced and free tickets for student arts programs provided by Arts Every Day’s vast array of artist and organization partners

Arts Every Day believes that all children in Baltimore City should have access to inspired teaching and creative learning through the arts. By building a culture of arts-driven collaboration and inquiry in Baltimore City Schools, Arts Every Day is making a measurable impact on students and teachers alike. With every district in Baltimore City represented by at least one school, the Schools Program will always work toward access and equity to the arts.

SY 2021-22 Arts Every Day Partner Schools

Arts Every Day 2021-22 Schools
* new schools for this year

Abbottston Elementary
Baltimore International Academy
Bard High School Early College
Bay-Brook Elementary Middle School
Belmont Elementary School*
City Neighbors Charter School
City Neighbors Hamilton
City Neighbors High School
Claremont Middle High School
Clay Hill Public Charter School*
Commodore John Rodgers Middle School
ConneXions: A Community Based Arts School*
Creative City Public Charter
Curtis Bay Elementary Middle School
Empowerment Academy
Fort Worthington Elementary Middle School
George W. F. McMechen High School
Graceland Park O’Donnell Heights Elementary Middle School
Gwynns Falls Elementary School
Hamilton Elementary Middle School
Highlandtown Elementary Middle School #215 
Holabird Academy #229
John Ruhrah Elementary Middle School
Johnston Square Elementary
Lakeland Elementary Middle School
Margaret Brent Elementary Middle School
Matthew A. Henson Elementary School
Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School
Moravia Park Elementary School #105
National Academy Foundation
Patterson High School
Patterson Park Public Charter School
Reginald F. Lewis High School
Sharp-Leadenhall Elementary School
Sinclair Lane Elementary School
The Crosssroads School
The Mount Washington School
Thomas Jefferson Elementary Middle School
Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy
Western High School
William S. Baer School