ABI Schools Program
Afya Baltimore is a dedicated community of school leaders, teachers and staff, students, families, board members, and partners committed to our schools, our mission, and each other. We offer healthy and equitable learning communities for children of every race, gender, socioeconomic status, and ability.
At the heart of our program is our mission to teach children how to live healthy, balanced lives: intellectually, socially/emotionally, and physically. We call this mission the "The Afya Way."
The Afya Way is made up of four commitments: Intellectual health, social/emotional health, physical health, and healthy foundations:
- Intellectual Health: We nurture our students' intellectual health with rigorous, relevant grade-level work that allows students to do most of the talking and thinking. To do this work we feature a number of partnerships, including EL Education, Achievement Network, and most recently, Skyrocket Education.
- Social/Emotional Health: We offer students a safe and inclusive environment to build strong relationships through community-building activities and restorative practices, set and meet ambitious goals, and develop a sense of self. Through a partnership with the Positive Schools Center we feature the principles of restorative practice to build a sense of community and trust between students and staff.
- Physical Health: Our schools provide ample opportunities for students to engage in a wide range of wellness activities and decision-making opportunities to develop healthy exercise and eating habits. We feature a full array of athletic opportunities for our studetent, along with a number of experiences to broaden students’ horizons.
- Healthy Foundations: We support our schools by providing expertise in academic programming, facility management and development, communications, finances, and talent development.
Our goal-oriented curriculum leaves room for families to play an active role in the learning experience. We routinely assess each child and provide detailed reports on progress and areas for growth. These assessments provide school counselors and teachers with insight into the needs of each student.
We guide each child on their academic path from Pre-K through 8th grade. To ensure the right fit in high school, we help students navigate the Baltimore City high school choice process, from career technical education (CTE) schools to criteria-based and magnet high schools and independent and private schools.
With our oversight and support, ABI schools successfully create a pathway for our students to excel in high school and beyond.
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