Each year, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents its National Schools of Distinction in Arts Education Awards to public schools that have “ensured a creative educational environment for outstanding student achievement.”

This year, two Baltimore school were among the institutions recognized from Maryland. Roland Park Elementary/Middle School and Sudbrook Magnet Middle School will receive a $2,000 award to support their arts education programs and may be invited to perform at the Kennedy Center in the District. The middle schools will also be honored during the AEMS Alliance Cultural Arts for Education Conference in spring 2011.