We Welcome with Pride

We invite you to The Wilkes School at Grace and St. Peter’s, an independent Episcopal school located in the cultural heart of Baltimore. A coeducational day school, The Wilkes School educates children from three years old through grade five. We welcome families of all faiths and cultures and embrace character education as a shared responsibility. Joyful learning is evident in our dedication to small classes that celebrate the intellectual, social, aesthetic, and spiritual development of each child. Cultural immersion in our downtown campus enriches our students and families, and creates in each member of our community a measure of social awareness and civic pride.

We look forward to meeting you and sharing our distinctive programs, unique spaces, and joyful community. Please enjoy a quick tour and then call to schedule an appointment.

We Dedicate with Gratitude

The Wilkes School shares its rich history and strong academic roots with its predecessor, Grace and St. Peter’s School, founded in 1946. Continuing the proud legacy of its founders, The Reverend Rex and Mrs. Bernice Wilkes, we believe that the skills, attitudes, values, and work habits acquired in elementary school form the foundation for all subsequent learning. The school is committed to the intellectual, aesthetic, social, and ethical development of each child. From its founding, the school has distinguished itself as one of the most diverse student populations in Baltimore.

We Celebrate with Joy

Wilkes School students are members of a dynamic, nurturing, and diverse learning community bound together by a shared respect for the unique abilities, talents, and interests of each individual. Teachers challenge students to achieve their personal best and celebrate individual and collective achievement. Our dedication to joyful learning resonates throughout our small classes and nurturing environment.

We Innovate with Success

In these rapidly changing times, we strive to keep our students uniquely well prepared to tackle future challenges and effect positive change in a globally competitive society. To this end, we are committed to the best practices and programs that improve individual and collective outcomes while simultaneously preserving our mission and traditions.

Our graduates matriculate to a range of independent schools and competitive public schools. They can attest to the strength of our programs and to their preparation for active involvement, citizenship, and leadership in their subsequent locations.