Application Process / Deadlines

The Belair-Edison School is a zoned, neighborhood public charter school open to students in PreK - 8th grade in Baltimore City, with two campuses:

Elementary School | Brehms Campus | 3536 Brehms Ln. | Main Office 410-396-9150
Middle School | Brendan Campus | 2800 Brendan Ave. | Main Office 410-485-2102 

IN THE ZONE: Students living in the zone are automatically eligible to enroll at The Belair-Edison School.  To determine what your zoned school is, please use the Baltimore City Public Schools Neighborhood School Locator feature. If The Belair-Edison School is your zoned school, please call the main office at the elementary or middle school to enroll your child.

OUTSIDE THE ZONE: We also accept students that live outside of the zone. Baltimore City students who live outside of the zone must submit an application. Students are chosen by lottery, not grades or test scores.

Application for the 2021-22 school year is now available: The Belair-Edison School 2021-22 Application

  • Pre-K applicants MUST BE AGE 4 by September 1, 2021
  • K applicants MUST BE AGE 5 by September 1, 2021
  • Completed applications must be received no later than Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at 3:30 pm.
  • Applications received after February 3, 2021 will be added to the waitlist in the order they are received.
  • Applications are to be completed online. 
  • Pre-K and K families must ALSO submit the BCPSS Application (available in Spring 2021).

Important Dates for Pre-K and K (see more on the BCPSS website here: https://www.baltimorecityschools.org/pre-k-and-k)

  • May 10, 2021: Registration opens; schools start enrolling priority 1 pre-k students
  • May 10, 2021 - June 10, 2021: Window to apply for early admission testing to kindergarten and first grade
  • July 1, 2021: School starts enrolling priority 2 pre-k/K students
  • August 2 to August 13, 2021: Window to apply for early admission to pre-k


  • The lottery will take place on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at 9:00 am at The Belair-Edison School (campus tbd). The lottery will be postponed to Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at 9:00 am if school closes due to inclement weather. 
  • Applicants can expect notification of lottery results via email by February 24, 2021.
  • Applicants who receive an offer of enrollment must respond to The Belair-Edison School by April 9, 2021. 

The Belair-Edison School is committed to diversity and equality. Accordingly, the school admits students and conducts all educational programs, activities and employment practices without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, disabilities or any other legally protected classification.

Virtual Open House Dates

Elementary School:

Middle School:

Please contact our main offices at the numbers listed above for more assistance.