Located in the wonderful, lively neighborhood of Fell’s Point in Baltimore, MD, in the former location of the Mother Seton Academy, The New Century School is convenient to the residents of Southeast Baltimore as well as to families who commute to Baltimore to work. Prior to moving to our current location, from 2007 to 2010, we were called Patterson Park Montessori.
As our students pass through Baltimore, they will help shape the city. In return, the city will shape school life and help our students develop the initiative and ingenuity of city people. TNCS offers students from all backgrounds a chance to join in a community of individuals who care about learning. This community is built on academic rigor, constructive energy, and mutual respect. Its atmosphere is friendly and its population diverse. Our location also means that students don’t learn in a bubble; our extended campus is the city. Community projects will bring students, singly and in groups, to many neighborhoods within the city.
TNCS’s mission is to create and sustain an optimum educational environment to enable each child to realize his or her richest potential for learning and to become an independent, self-motivated, and contributing member of the world community. TNCS students will develop academic and linguistic skills, problem-solving abilities, and self-awareness above and beyond what a traditional school can provide. We are focused on a holistic approach to the individual, and our programs foster a lifelong love of learning while preparing students for the challenges they will face in the future.
This mission is best accomplished by:
• Providing a curriculum that focuses on the inherent potentials and intelligences within each student without sacrificing the innate curiosity and passion for discovery that young learners thrive on;
• Embracing a diverse student body in which students experience and learn to respect ethnic, cultural, economic and other differences and become partners in their discovery of themselves and the world;
• Respecting the unique individual in every child and helping shape his or her personal growth through learning opportunities that inspire responsibility toward others and toward the planet; and
• Facilitating the involvement of parents, teachers, students, and the surrounding and international communities as well as through the use of technology, community events, and civic participation.