Welcome Prospective Parents

Welcome. We are honored by your interest in our school! 

Please take some time to explore our website.  The tabs across the top represent the foundations of our educational model.


Before you apply: 

  • City Neighbors Charter School is a Kindergarten through the Eighth Grade Baltimore City Public School. Families must provide proof of Baltimore City residence to complete enrollment.
  • Age requirements: Kindergarten applicants must be five years old by September 1, 2020. For questions about early admission, please contact the school.
  • We strongly recommend that interested families attend an open house/informational session and school tour before completing an enrollment form. These sessions will be held prior to the enrollment form deadline. In order to accommodate working families, we offer both evening and daytime sessions. Due to the volume of interest, we are not able to accommodate individual informational sessions and school tours.  


Open House/Tour Schedule: (please check school closing schedules; open houses are unfortunately cancelled on days with weather-related closings or delays)

  • Thursday, October 17th, 9am & 6pm
  • Thursday, November 14th, 9am & 6pm
  • Thursday, December 19th, 6pm
  • Tuesday, January 21st 2021, 9am & 6pm
  • Tuesday, February 4th 2021, 6pm



DIGITAL SUBMISSIONS are now available! CLICK HERE to apply online!



After you apply / Lottery information: 

  • If the number of children intending to enroll in the City Neighbors Charter School exceeds the number of available spaces, students will be selected for admission by random lottery on a grade-by-grade basis, as required by Maryland law. Spaces will be offered in the order of the names drawn with the rest of the names creating the waiting list. If the number of applicants for a given grade does not exceed the number of available spaces, all applicants will be offered admission to the school in that grade. 
  • The lottery will be held February 12th at 9am with a snow date of February 19th. Families of children in the lottery are allowed to attend.
  • An acceptance letter and registration form will be mailed to all accepted applicants by February 28, 2019. This registration form must be returned and postmarked no later than April 10th, 2020. If we do not receive this written response postmarked by that date, we will offer the available slot to the next applicant on the wait list. A verbal acceptance is not sufficient, and a space will not be held. 
  • Wait list applicants will be notified of their placement on the waiting list by February 28, 2020. The wait list does not carry over from year to year. Families on the wait list for the current year must re-apply each school year. 


How you apply: 

Please complete and submit an application for each child you wish to enroll. Be sure to be complete, accurate and legible. Incomplete applications will not be processed. City Neighbors Charter School is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate information. Applications can be picked up from the school or downloaded and printed out from the website www.cityneighbors.us 


Applications will be accepted in several ways:


  1. Digitally Submitted (form below)
  2. Printed & hand delivered to the school during regular business hours (8am – 3pm),
  3. Printed & mailed to the school, with “Attention: JaQuerra Ali” The mailing address is 4301 Raspe Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21206. 
  4. faxed to 410-325-2489.
  5. Filled out digitally or scanned, and emailed to applications@cityneighbors.org
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THEN DOWNLOAD A PDF VERSION if you prefer apply on paper or via email attachment. 


If you are interested in our model of education, you might also be interested in our sister school, City Neighbors Hamilton. There is also a City Neighbors High School, which is next door to the Hamilton Location. Each school has its own application and lottery. 




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