This ten-year partnership – begun in School Year 2015-2016 – offers both in-school and out-of-school STEM programming enriching STEM experiences for underserved students of a PK-8 community school located near the Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood Campus. The Partnership began with renovating two middle school science classrooms at Barclay Elementary Middle School into updated STEM labs outfitted with 3D printers, new laptops and document cameras, focused on science and engineering instruction for students in Grades 6-8. Our STEM programming includes a range of engagement in STEM for the K-8 students and teachers: campus visits and field trips, in-school classes in computer science, funding of PLTW curriculum for grades 6-8, yearly replenishment of curricular-based science materials for the regular ed science curriculum, professional development, afterschool and summer STEM enrichment classes, and special all-community STEM events.

About Barclay Hopkins Partnership

The Barclay School and Johns Hopkins University partner to bring engaging STEM experiences to all Barclay students with a goal of increasing interest and self-efficacy in STEM, improving student achievement in science, technology, engineering and math, and strengthening the foundation and exposure students need to pursue further studies and, ultimately, careers in STEM fields.

Barclay Hopkins STEM Partnership collaborates with Barclay teachers and staff, JHU faculty, staff and students, Child First Authority after-school program provider, and a variety of regional community partners to offer a range of in-school and out-of-school program opportunities for Barclay students. 

  • Engineering Curriculum  
  • Curricular Enrichment Experiences (Field Trips) 
  • JHU Campus Visits 
  • After School Programs 
  • Family Engineering Day 
  • Engineers Week 
  • Science and Engineering Expo

Barclay Elementary/Middle School is truly excited about the JHU/Whiting partnership. It is our vision and mission to develop college and career ready students through a STEAM approach to instruction. We look forward to our continued partnership in making Barclay one of best schools in Baltimore City.

Armanda Carr Barclay School Principal

Engineering makes it unique – and it’s a great vehicle to teach kids about society.  Engineers are problem solvers. Students will use their knowledge to solve real problems – a skill that’s needed in any field

Ed Schlesinger The Benjamin T. Rome Dean of Whiting School of Engineering

Get in Touch

John Van Beckum

Barclay Program Manager
2701 N. Charles Street, 5th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21218