Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

The high school component of the Ingenuity Project was launched in the fall of 1997 at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. Baltimore Polytechnic Institute will prepare highly motivated students for success in college and in life by providing a rigorous STEM curriculum and instruction from faculty who are experts in their fields.

Ingenuity students are an elite corps of college bound Poly students: high achieving, hard working, and goal oriented. Ingenuity high school graduates attend prestigious colleges and universities, have competed in regional and national competitions, and, since the program’s inception, received over $27,000,000 in scholarships.

What's Happening

Student Achievements

July 2019

Ingenuity junior Presley Smith is now ranked number one in… Read More

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

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Application Timeline

October 1, 2019Ingenuity Online Applications Open
October 16, 2019Ingenuity Middle School Information Session (5:00 PM)
October 27, 2019Poly High School Open House (1:00 PM)
November 2, 2019Ingenuity Middle School Information Session (10:00 AM)
November 7, 2019Poly High School Open House (5:00 PM)
December 7, 2019Visit our table at the Baltimore City Public Schools’ Middle School & High School Choice Fair at the Baltimore Convention Center
December 12, 2019Ingenuity Middle School Information Session (5:00 PM)
December 13, 2019Deadline for taking district-administered iReady exam. (For Students who did not complete the PARCC exam in the prior school year.)
December 20, 2019Ingenuity’s online application closes. All paper applications must be postmarked on or before December 20, 2019.
December 20, 2019Ingenuity Principal/Guidance Counselor Forms with official report cards and PARCC scores due. (For Students currently enrolled in private/independent school or non-Baltimore City Public School only).
January 11, 2020Ingenuity’s Admissions Test
January 25, 2020Ingenuity’s Admissions Test (snow date)
On or about March 2, 2020Offers for 6th and 9th 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