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Our Mission

Baltimore Design School fosters creativity and develops the academic and critical thinking skills of 6th through 12th grade students and prepares them for admission to college and careers in the design fields of Architecture, Fashion, and Graphic Design. BDS is a Baltimore City public transformation school that offers a comprehensive college preparatory program that integrates design throughout the academic curriculum and provides Career and Technology Education (CTE) pathways.

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Announcements, Recognition

’25 Blair Griffith’s logo design concept goes LIVE on

8th Grade scholar Blair Griffith won the Baltimore Witness Design contest in April, her design selected by a review panel consisting of the Editor for, Councilman Robert Stokes, Jenny Romei from Ashton Design, Na’Taja Flood from iMentor and Dr. Marsha Koger, BDS Director of Development.  Blair has participated in a crash internship with Ashton […]

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2020-2021 BDS Virtual High School Art Show

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BDS 8th Grade Commencement Ceremony Celebrating our Class of 2025!

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BDS 9th grade girls complete the 8 Week Teen Squad Program, earning $3200 in scholarship money

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Baltimore Design School Graduates

Student Story

Next year, I’m going to Howard University to pursue a major in Criminology and minor in Spanish. Since 7th grade, BDS has helped me become more comfortable with who I am, express what I have to say, and articulate myself to others. BDS opened my eyes and widened my perspective.

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