Wilkes School is an independent Pre-K through Grade 5 school in the heart of Baltimore's Mt. Vernon neighborhood.

A message from the head of the school

Welcome to the Wilkes School at Grace and St. Peter’s. I invite you to explore our website and learn more about our school community.

A walk through our school reveals activities and lessons that reflect our motto, Cum Gaudio Discimus (We learn with joy). This dedication to joyful learning resonates throughout our small classes and nurturing environment. We offer the warmth and personal attention of a small school, a dedicated and talented faculty, and an academic program of proven quality. The diverse backgrounds of our students make us one of Baltimore’s most heterogeneous schools.

We connect classroom learning to the world beyond our walls. For our students, field trips do not occur just once or twice a year. Every week our students venture out into their neighborhood, utilizing the cultural resources of the city and becoming more confident in their ability to navigate larger environments. As the only elementary school in downtown Baltimore accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland Schools, we prepare our students for life-long learning.

The best way to experience Wilkes is to visit. Please contact us to arrange a time to come see us.

Warmly,

Patricia Barry
Head of School

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Community Voices

The Wilkes School is a hidden gem! I have two children who are very different from one another in terms of their interests and academic needs, and both of them absolutely love the school.

Wilkes School Parent, 2017

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Community Voices

Our children have grown up here and we are deeply grateful for the friends they have made, the teachers who have guided them, and the community of parents and alumni.  They have learned to sing in a choir, to write a solid paragraph, to read voraciously, to multiply and divide, to speak well, to care about each other, and to enjoy it along the way.

Wilkes School Parent, 2017