Art Modell

Jacques Kelly: SEED School's roots deepen in Baltimore's former Southwestern High

Jacques Kelly: SEED School's roots deepen in Baltimore's former Southwestern High

It may not be fully visible from the roadway, but there’s a boarding school with an enrollment of 400 students on a hill in Southwest Baltimore.

Located behind the Mount Olivet Cemetery on Font Hill Avenue, the 52-acre campus of the SEED School of Maryland is home to students in grades six to 12 who arrive each Sunday evening from communities stretching from Salisbury to Frederick.

There are separate girls’ and boys’ dormitories. The head of school lives on campus in a faculty residence.

Affiliated with the SEED Foundation, a Washington-based nonprofit that also operates schools in Washington and Miami, the SEED School describes itself as “Maryland’s first and only...

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