Designing Baltimore, One Student at a Time

Baltimore Design School is a public middle-high school that focuses on design.  In the high school, students will learn the basics of Fashion Design, Architecture, and Graphic Design. In the fall of 2011 the school started with grades 6 and 7, adding a new 6th grade each year, so that by the fall of 2016, the school will be a full 6-12 school.

Baltimore Design School believes that all students, with good instruction and practice, can learn art and design skills and achieve high standards in their academic programs. We value student interests in drawing, making things, fashion ideas, creative problem-solving, three-dimensional abilities, planning and building, and communicating visually through graphics. We love students who see problems that need new solutions, who envision possibilities, and imagine a better world

We believe our graduates will be leading designers and architects of the future who see design as a way of thinking, problem-solving, and living a productive and rewarding life.

.Catherine Pugh

BDS Board Chair Senator Catherine Pugh beside first Lady Michelle Obama at State of the Union Address.



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This Week at BDS

  • Grown Folk Sip & Paint May 6th at the Baltimore Design School

    Grown Folk Sip & Paint May 6th at the Baltimore Design School

    BDS Friends, Teachers, Family & Community!  Please join us for a little fun & a lot of paint…or maybe it’ll be a little paint & a lot of fun.  Adult… Continue reading

  • Substitutes Needed!

    Our Baltimore Design School  is looking for individuals who would like to be school substitute teachers. All candidates must complete the minimum requirements for Baltimore City Public Schools. Please see the BCPS… Continue reading

  • The Lands’ End BDS Uniform Store is now Live

    The Lands’ End BDS Uniform Store is now Live

    Students wanting to shake up their BDS wardrobe a little can opt for a white polo or oxford button down with the BDS cube logo embroidered on it.  We also… Continue reading

  • BDS Uniform Shirt

    BDS Uniform Shirt

      BDS T-shirts, collar shirts with embroidered logo, BDS sweat pants, hoodies and embroidered fleece are all available at Herman’s Discount Store. NOTE:  We also have inventory with Lands End to offer… Continue reading