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Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at 4:00 PM

The lottery will be held on Friday, February 24, 2023, at 4 p.m.

To enter the lottery, students must submit an application before the deadline to be eligible for the grade they are applying for and be Baltimore City residents.

Baltimore City Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups.

If you are interested in applying for BIA West, please visit and click on the Enrollment page.

Note: Children must turn 5 by September 1 to be eligible for Kindergarten and 6 by September 1 to be eligible for First Grade. Some students with later birthdays may be eligible to apply for early admission through the Baltimore City Schools' Office of Student Learning. To learn more about how to apply for early admission to Kindergarten or First Grade, please contact the school.

Student's Gender

This 7-digit number can be found on student progress reports and report cards

Student's Grade for the Current 2022-2023 School Year:
Student's Grade for the Upcoming 2023-2024 School Year:

BIA typically only accepts new Kindergarten and First Grade Students. Please call for more information.

Does the student have a sibling who currently attends BIA?

A sibling is a child who shares at least one parent or legal guardian with the applicant. If the relationship cannot be verified by the school system's existing online records, you may be asked to provide supporting documentation such as birth certificates or court documents.

Are you a resident of Baltimore City?

Please note that as a public charter school within the Baltimore City public school system, we must give first preference to Baltimore City residents. Only Baltimore City residents can be entered in the lottery. Non-city residents remain at the bottom of the waiting list until all city residents have been placed. BCPS charges a tuition fee of approximately $10,000 per year.

Parent / Guardian Information

Parent / Guardian #1 

Parent / Guardian #2

Language Immersion Track Selection

Please indicate your choice of language in order of preference. You will be entered in the lottery/processed for your first choice language. You will receive either a placement in your first choice language track, or a number on the waiting list for your first choice language track. You can request changes in writing. If you are on the waiting list, we can move you to a language track with immediate openings upon request. Students can only be in one track or on one waiting list at a time. Once you have accepted an offer in a language track, there are no changes. Students remain in the same language track from Kindergarten through 8th Grade.

1st Choice Language Track:
2nd Choice Language Track:
3rd Choice Language Track:
4th Choice Language Track:
5th Choice Language Track:
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Thank you for applying to BIA East for the 2023 - 2024 school year!

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