In The News

Successful math and science nonprofit expands to West Baltimore school — once one of the state’s worst

By Talia Richman January 11, 2019 Lisette Morris froze when she saw a map showing where special academic programs for city schoolchildren were located. Wide swaths of West Baltimore were barren.“That really lit a fire for us,” she said. Morris runs The Ingenuity Project, an advanced math and science program that’s operated in Baltimore since 1992. Its schools, […]


Big success for Baltimore Polytechnic Institute’s senior class

By Talia Richman June 1, 2018 On Sunday morning, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute’s seniors will walk across the stage for their graduation ceremony at Coppin State University. And among them will be four students heading to Ivy League schools in the fall and six students who earned a perfect score on at least one SAT section or subject test. […]


Baltimore Polytechnic Institute unveils student-driven virtual reality lab

By Talia Richman, Contact Reporter October 5, 2017 Max Breitmeyer had already completed two of the most challenging Advanced Placement classes offered at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute by the end of his junior year, and he wanted to dig deeper into the world of computer science. So he and three liked-minded classmates at the city high school conceived of […]


Nurturing High School Scholars

Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology - Sep 2017

Beyond the research experience, the collaboration that Brody experienced working in Gerecht’s lab has made her aware of the different types of careers and variety the program offers. “It’s really great that we have this connection. There are so many great labs and people can always find what interests them. It’s a great experience,” said Brody.


From Ingenuity Project to Engineer

Duncan Parke has been spending his summer vacations working. The Ingenuity Project senior has been busy with a project headed by ECE Chair and Professor Dr. Ralph Etienne-Cummings. This summer he is working on improving a portable ECG recording device that will be used to detect heart arrhythmias.


Each student at UMBC graduation has a wonderful story

“We had a long road, but we got here, me and him!” said Teresa Lee, whose son, Da’Kuawn Johnson, 22, earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology.


Ingenuity senior semifinalist in national science competition

Kathy Le advances in the 2016 Intel Science Talent Search. Her work has led her to be a semifinalist in a national science competition.


Masters of Invention

The Capstone Challenge commissions teams of students to design innovative engineering plans that will address one of Baltimore’s most relevant issues: nitrogen pollution of Inner Harbor water.


STEM students designing solutions to city runoff

The Star - Jan 2016

The Capstone Challenge commissions teams of students to design innovative engineering plans that will address one of Baltimore’s most relevant issues: nitrogen pollution of Inner Harbor water.


Featuring a guest appearance by the Ingenuity Project’s Executive Director Lisette Morris

Thomas B. Fordham Institute. Advancing Educational Excellence. - Nov 2015

Why reformers ought to check their halos at the door, ESEA’s final stretch, Baltimore’s high-achievers, and students’ reactions to news of their AP potential.


Ingenuity at Poly alumnus, Duane Dennis, Class of 2010 and recent MIT graduate, shares his experience as a black entrepreneur

Tech Crunch - Sep 2015

We are getting better, and more of us are entering the entrepreneurial arena than ever before. However, as we explore, we all need to be conscious to not leave behind our minority groups. As it stands now, 60 percent of all American entrepreneurs are white males. There are multitudes of reasons why this disparity exists, but rather than focusing on what is missing, we need to look toward the solution: early education.


What's Happening

Student Achievements

January 2019

Michelle Mokaya has been named a top 300 scholar in the… Read More

November 2017

Ingenuity Seniors Claire Wayner and Mercedes Thompson were recent recipients… Read More

June 2017

Rebecca Brody was invited to San Diego, CA, to compete in… Read More

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Application Timeline

November 1, 2018Ingenuity Online Applications Open
December 8, 2018Baltimore City Schools Choice Fair
January 12, 2019Ingenuity's Admissions Testing
January 26, 2019Ingenuity's Admissions Testing (SNOW DATE)
On or About March 29, 2019Offers for 6th and 10th Grade Awarded
July 2019Offers for 7th and 10th Grade Awarded

Ingenuity Project Headquarters

1400 West Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD, USA

410-662-8665

James McHenry Elementary School

31 S Schroeder St, Baltimore, MD 21223, USA

(410) 396-1621

Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

1400 West Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21209, United States

410-396-7026

Hamilton Middle School

6101 Old Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21214, United States

410-396-6375

Mount Royal Middle School

121 McMechen St, Baltimore, MD 21217, United States

410-396-0864

Roland Park Middle School

5207 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210, United States

410-396-6420

Locations / Schools

Ingenuity Project Headquarters
1400 West Cold Spring Lane
410-662-8665


James McHenry Elementary School
31 S Schroeder St
(410) 396-1621


Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
1400 West Cold Spring Lane
410-396-7026


Hamilton Middle School
6101 Old Harford Road
410-396-6375


Mount Royal Middle School
121 McMechen St
410-396-0864


Roland Park Middle School
5207 Roland Avenue
410-396-6420