The William S. Baer School
For over 75 years the Baer school, a Baltimore City Public School, has served children with multiple disabilities from all over Baltimore city. Through the years, the Baer School has seen significant changes in its population. The children have become increasingly more dependent on medical technology, more medically fragile and economically deprived.
Many of the students come to us with severe multiple challenges including orthopedic disabilities, fragile health conditions, developmentally and mentally delayed as well as other health impairments. The children are enrolled as young as three and our older students "age-out" or graduate at age twenty-one.
The Partnership Board
The Partnership Board, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, was formed to meet the needs of the school not being met by the public school system.
The Mission of the Board is to raise additional funds to support the needs of our students and to secure volunteers for the school. All money raised by the Partnership Board goes directly to meeting the therapeutic needs of the children.
The Board has provided the students with specialized therapeutic equipment, renovated the courtyard, provided the funding for an on-site therapeutic swimming pool. The Board has funded a technology intiative for classrooms, and a state-of-the art kitchen, Dot's Cucina. In addition, through the years, the Board has provided for the installation of air conditioners in every classroom and office in the Baer School allowing the students care year-round.
To help support the Partnerships efforts, please visit our Giving page for volunteer opportunites and giving opportunities.