Parents are key.

At Baltimore Design School, parental support plays an important role in the development of our students.

Learn about family engagement and access parent resources.



How do BDS families engage?

BDS is a small school with ~500 students in grades 6-12.

Each class has different needs depending on grade level, but all require support from families. The BDS community expects the following from our members:

  • Join School Family Council meetings.
  • Be a community partner.
  • Attend school events.
  • Read and engage with School Home Communication.
  • Keep up-to-date contact information in the school database.
  • Work WITH your child’s teacher to support their growth holistically.

What is an Informed Parent?


One of the most important roles a family can play to support their scholar is to be Informed.  Our communication system, ParentSquare allows for multiple family contacts to be added to stay informed and engaged and better support our youth.  When we say ‘Parent’ we mean those adults in a child’s life that are nurturing their growth…including the village that a family depends on. is our primary means of connecting with families. Informed parents will keep their contact info current, read daily posts and respond accordingly.  Notify Christine Frederick immediately at 443-527-2139 if you stop receiving notifications.

Parent Resources