The 120,000 square foot Henderson-Hopkins School plays a key part in making Baltimore’s single largest redevelopment a vital and thriving place to live and work. The Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School is an extraordinary university-community collaboration to further revitalize an East Baltimore neighborhood by designing and operating a new K-8 school that is also a resource for the community. The design adapts each classroom and common-space to a specific grade-level’s evolving needs. It incorporates active exterior learning spaces including science and art terraces, playing fields, a student gallery, weather stations and an orchard. The design pays homage to historic East Baltimore, reflecting its rhythmic scale of townhouses into the architectural module for the school.
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Early Childhood Center
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Early Childhood Center (ECC) at the Henderson-Hopkins Campus, operated by the Johns Hopkins University School of Education (SOE), is a unique university-assisted community partnership that supports a high-performing early learning site to serve a diverse, mixed-income community of students and families.
The ECC pursues the latest, most effective research-based approaches to meet the needs of all students, their families and a revitalized East Baltimore community.
Using a blended funding model to achieve mixed-income goals to promote maximum diversity, the young learner population of the Early Childhood Center includes families paying market-rate tuition, as well as families from federally subsidized Early Head Start and Head Start.