We know that learning is richer when our students and staff represent many different cultures and backgrounds. Baltimore County Public Schools mirrors the diversity of this county, state and nation with students coming from families speaking more than 110 different languages.
If your child was born outside of the United States or if the primary language spoken in your home is not English, the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program can assist your child in achieving academic success and fully participating in school activities and can support your family in accessing all the resources available through the school system.
ESOL at Old Court Middle School
4627 Old Court Road
Baltimore, MD 21208
At the elementary level, students attend and receive ESOL services in their home schools. In the southeast area of the county, students from Bear Creek, Logan, and Battle Grove elementary schools attend an ESOL center at Grange elementary school.
Middle and high school students attend ESOL centers where they are enrolled in both ESOL and mainstream courses until they are ready to exit the ESOL program and return to their zoned schools. Centers are located at Dumbarton, Holabird, Lansdowne, and Sudbrook middle schools, and at Dundalk, Lansdowne, Owings Mills, Parkville, and Woodlawn high schools. School bus transportation is provided to these centers.
In addition to coursework, the ESOL program offers comprehensive services to assist English learner students and their families. Those services include: translations of important school system materials and forms, bilingual family-school liaisons, interpreters for parent conferences, after-school tutoring or homework clubs at some schools, and information on resources for adult English learners.
For more information about the ESOL program, please call 443-809-9586.