Monarch Academy Baltimore Campus is accepting applications for fall 2011 for children living in Baltimore City going into kindergarten, first, second, third and fourth grades. The application deadline is Feb. 22 at 5 p.m., and, if the number of applications exceeds the 330 available spaces, students will be chosen by lottery Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. at The Children’s Guild campus at 6802 McClean Blvd.

Monarch Academy’s educational program encompasses the best practices for how students learn, teaching curriculum in an integrated way so students make real-world connections. The teaching approach involves project-based learning, a hands-on inquiry-focused approach, an instructional delivery model that integrates the arts and character education into the curriculum, presents lessons in a brain-compatible way, and teaches to the culture of the learner.

The new school will open for 2011 academic year at 410 Jeffrey St. in Brooklyn and move to its permanent location at 2525 Kirk Ave. in fall 2012. School bus transportation will be provided at central locations to students living more than a mile from the school. Monarch Academy will also offer before- and after-school programs.

Monarch Academy is tuition-free and open to all students living in Baltimore City. For more information and dates and times of informational meetings, visit, call 410-444-3804, ext. 220, or e-mail

Monarch Academy Public Charter School Baltimore Campus ( is a co-educational public charter school sponsored by The Children’s Guild serving students in Baltimore City.