Engineering partners

JHU and Baltimore City public schools team up

Children using a computer

Image credit: Will Kirk / Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University and Baltimore City Public Schools have partnered to create the city's first pre-K–8th grade school dedicated to giving students a foundation in engineering and computer skills.

Every class at the Barclay Elementary/Middle School—not just science and math but also reading, social studies, and even art—will feature elements of engineering and computer science, using a curriculum supported by educators at the Whiting School of Engineering. And every student has access to a new laboratory that is outfitted with cutting-edge technology including 3-D printers, custom-programmed computers, smartboards, and a makerspace where students can design and build. All together, the partnership represents a 10-year, multimillion dollar commitment—with Johns Hopkins investing nearly $5 million—intended to spark higher achievement at Barclay, prepare the students for 21st-century careers, and strengthen the neighborhood surrounding the university's Homewood campus.

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