November 14, 2011

Imagining their new community school

Photo: Jay Vanrensselaer/

On a beautiful fall day last week, students of East Baltimore Community School walked five blocks to the site of their new school building, scheduled to open in August 2013. Students posted their dreams for the future, which were written on 3 x 5 cards, on the fence surrounding the site and performed a ribbon-cutting ceremony that marked the beginning of the demolition phase of the project. Construction will start in the spring. The Johns Hopkins School of Education is the operator of EBCS in partnership with Morgan University School of Education. Children of Johns Hopkins employees in East Baltimore are eligible for enrollment in the school, which will be located on a seven-acre campus just north of the university’s medical campus.