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CHAI works with three neighborhood schools (Cross Country Elementary & Middle School, Fallstaff Elementary & Middle School, and Northwestern High School,) through the Northwest School Community Partnership (NWSCP,) a coalition that includes local government, school principals, and PTA’s. CHAI advocates on behalf of the schools to increase public and private funding to enhance the safety, education, and recreational opportunities for neighborhood school children.

Currently, CHAI is working closely with Cross Country Elementary & Middle School on a special initiative to enhance and strengthen CCEMS’s technology offerings and  implement a school-wide Technology Integration Program, a progressive education project that will train students in real world technology. This has been made possible through a school-community partnership grant from the Goldseker Foundation.

Baltimore Neighborhood Schools

Public schools

Northwestern High School 410-396-0646
6900 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215
Principal: Kevin Simmons

Fallstaff Elementary & Middle School 410-396-0682
3801 Fallstaff Road, Baltimore, MD 21215
Principal: Faith Hibbert

Cross Country Elementary & Middle School 410-396-0602
6100 Cross Country Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21215
Principal: Curtis Durham

Mt. Washington Elementary School 410-396-6354
1801 Sulgrave Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209
Principal: Sue Torr


Private Schools

Bais Yaakov School for Girls (middle school, grades 6-8 ) 410-363-3300
6300 Smith Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209

Bnos Yisroel Girls School (pre-school – grade 9) 443-524-3200 
5713 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215 

Cheder Chabad of Baltimore 410-358-4787
3402 Clarks Lane, Baltimore, MD 21215

Meyerhoff Park Heights Early Childhood Education  (Infants to Pre-K)  410-500-5936
5700 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215
Director: Zachary Price

Ohr Chadash Academy - (elementary and middle school) 443-759-5623
5700 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215
Principal: Rabbi Moshe Margolese

If you are interested in getting involved with your local school, please contact Molly Amster at 410-500-5302 or email


Excellent schools and involved, committed parents are a vital part of any community.

CHAI  is committed to supporting our neighborhood schools in every way possible. School partnerships, advocacy and strong relationships with school administrators make the schools of Northern Park Heights stimulating and fun places for students to learn and grow.

Cross Country Elementary Middle School enjoys its own TV channel featuring students, parents and school happenings

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Cross Country Elementary Middle School Competes for and Wins National Chess Championship!

At the USCF National K-9 Chess Championships held in Columbus, Ohio, CCEMS captured second place in the nation in the under 750 section which included 224 players from 32 states.

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More than a game, chess takes off in Baltimore

The students sitting in Cross Country Elementary and Middle School’s media room are fidgeting, anxious to solve the chess puzzles that coach Daniel Katz has projected on the wall.

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