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The Baltimore Fishbowl Guide to Baltimore Independent Schools is out


It’s our third annual issue and our best yet. Flip through the pages, above, or read on to learn what’s inside.

Bee Prepared: Schools in Maryland Recruited for National Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee Participants. Image via The National Spelling Bee

The Sports Commission for the State of Maryland wants your school to join in on the next statewide spelling bee competition.

Baltimore School for the Arts’ New Film Program Builds on Success of Summer Pilot Course

Students await their turn to audition for the Baltimore School for the Arts’ new film program on Feb. 11, 2017. Photo courtesy of Baltimore School for the Arts.

Shannon Hutchinson, a senior in the Baltimore School for the Arts’ acting program, is used to playing characters on stage and screen. Last summer, however, she had a chance to learn just how much work goes on behind the scenes to make a good film, thanks to a pilot program offered by her school.

“Sometimes it’s hard to conceptualize until you’re behind the camera seeing what the frame actually is,” she said.

City Schools Could Lay Off More than 1,000 Staff to Help Close $130M Budget Gap


Baltimore City Public Schools headquarters on North Avenue, Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Baltimore City Public Schools officials are considering major staff cuts to make up for an abnormally large budget deficit of $130 million for fiscal 2018.

Baltimore Co. Police Won’t Help Deport Law-Abiding Students Under Trump, Says Kamenetz



Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz has penned a letter to lawmakers and university officials urging them to protect undocumented students at the five colleges in his jurisdiction from deportation. He also said he’s told Baltimore County police they should not help the feds with deporting any undocumented students at those schools once President-elect Donald Trump takes office.

Towson University Students Hold Anti-Trump Walkout and Protest

Courtesy Jessica Shiller/ @jessicashiller
Courtesy Assistant Professor Jessica Shiller/@jessicashiller

In the first few days after Donald Trump was elected president, students and activists in Baltimore City took the chance to gather and share their displeasure. Today, six days out, members of Towson University’s campus community joined in.

Baltimore Archdiocese to Close Three Area Catholic Schools

St. Thomas Aquinas School in Hampden
St. Thomas Aquinas School in Hampden

Two Catholic schools in Baltimore and one in Woodlawn will be shutting down at the end of the school year due to low enrollment and being in states of physical disrepair.

Disguised as Substitute Teacher, Adam Jones Visits Baltimore School

Courtesy Bank of America/MLB
Courtesy Bank of America/MLB

Orioles star Adam Jones treated a classroom of students at Baltimore’s SEED School earlier this year to a free baseball game, but not before surprising them by disguising himself as the teacher.

It’s Open House Season for Independent Schools



We’re well into fall and that means it’s time for local independent schools to open their doors for their annual open houses.  Click here to read about what local independent schools have to offer, see open house dates, and find out what you need to know to make the best independent school choice.

Baltimore Ravens Unveil Bookmobile Today



The Baltimore Ravens unveiled today their first-ever Bookmobile at Abbottston Elementary School in Baltimore City on Monday. The rolling library is fully-funded by the Ravens Foundation, Inc. and will be owned and operated by the Maryland Book Bank, which is a nonprofit organization that distributes free children’s books to students, teachers, schools and organizations throughout Maryland.