Wolfe Street Academy
Wolfe Street Academy is a zoned charter school operated by the Baltimore Curriculum Project
About Wolfe Street Academy
Wolfe Street Academy is a neighborhood public charter school, part of the Baltimore Curriculum Project (BCP) family of schools. It has been continually recognized for its outstanding academic achievements throughout the city of Baltimore and across the state of Maryland. Wolfe Street Academy creates a safe, supportive learning environment tailored to younger learners. Their innovative, research-based educational strategies, intensive teacher training and extensive support for families and faculty encourage students to thrive as individuals and as part of their community. With much of its student population speaking a language other than English at home, Wolfe Street celebrates its community's cultural diversity. Wolfe Street offers a wide variety of after school programs, including Chess Club, Robotics Club, Mexican Folkloric Dance, Orchestra, Soccer League, and more.
- 11% African-American
- 4.7% White
- 83% Hispanic
- 1.3% Other
- ESOL Site
- Direct Instruction Education Model
Meet the Principal
Mark Gaither, an educator for nearly three decades, has a Master’s of Education from Bank Street College and has taught pre-school through sixth grade in nine different school communities from New York to San Francisco; including two Quaker Schools, two independent schools and K-5 public schools.
After receiving a second master’s degree in school leadership, Principal Gaither joined Wolfe Street Academy, a Baltimore City Public School, where he has served as principal since 2005. Under his leadership, Wolfe Street Academy pioneered the Community School Initiative in Baltimore as one of the first Community Schools in the city in 2006. In 2007, Principal Gaither converted the school into a neighborhood public charter school. Wolfe Street has received multiple awards and media recognition because of the outstanding performance of its students.
Over his career, Mark has developed great appreciation for the crucial role and significant impact that strong community partnerships have on successful children, thriving families and vibrant neighborhoods. Mark also studied sculpture at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and lives in Baltimore with his wife and two children.
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