Adjusting To Heightened Expectations
The academic program at the Academy is challenging, demanding a serious approach to school. With a goal of preparing our students for admission to and success in a wide array of top independent and competitive admission public schools, our students work hard each 9.5 hour day and leave with one to two hours of homework at night.
Learning Outside Our Walls
Learning at the Academy is not confined to the classroom. With help from our variety of generous and supportive partners, classes learn about hydro-electicity at the Conowingo Generating Station, visit container ships docked in the Port to learn about the variety of commodities shipped here, and plant oysters in the Bay - just a few examples of how our boys engage with their community.
Summertime is School time
Rising 7th and 8th grade students attend residential camp in southern Pennsylvania with the faculty for two weeks in June. Students love their camp experience where swimming, outdoor play and overnight camping on the Appalachian Trail awaits them each summer. Daily reading time ensures students continue to develop their skills. Rising 6th graders attend a day camp program at the Academy's school building.
All Academy students return to campus for four weeks of class in July. Incoming 5th and returning 6th grade students work on shoring up basic skills; 7th grade students study the Port of Baltimore in a unique partnership with the Association of Maryland Pilots; 8th grade students learn critical researching skills at the Enoch Pratt Library with a project studying the history of their neighborhoods.
"Brothers For Others"
In addition to significant academic growth, Academy boys grow into a strong community working towards a common goal in Jesuit education of becoming Men for Others, or as they have adopted it, Brothers for Others.
Rather than hustling in the door at the bell at 7:25 A.M. each morning, students come early to spend time with their friends.
While each student has a locker, our boys feel safe leaving things at school - just like at home.
Weekends become a chance to volunteer with their friends. Helping others becomes a familiar and valued trait.
By the time their first camp experience arrives, any fear is replaced by excited anticipation to spend two weeks with their new brothers.