National Academy Foundation School

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National Academy Foundation School
540 North Caroline Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21205
Coordinates 39°17′47″N 76°35′51″W / 39.29639°N 76.59750°W / 39.29639; -76.59750Coordinates: 39°17′47″N 76°35′51″W / 39.29639°N 76.59750°W / 39.29639; -76.59750
School type Public, Magnet
Motto Be future ready
Founded 2002
School district Baltimore City Public Schools
Superintendent Dr. Sonja B. Santelises [CEO]
School number 421
Principal Danielle M. Rembert
Grades 6-12
Enrollment 799[1] (2014)
Area Urban
Color(s) Navy Blue, Gray and Green
Mascot Screamin Eagles
Team name Screamin Eagles/ Lady Eagles

National Academy Foundation School is a public secondary school located in Baltimore, Maryland. It is based on the NAF educational design to have "small learning communities."

The school was launched in 2002 and was housed in the Port Discovery building in Downtown Baltimore. In 2004 it was moved to the first floor of Digital Harbor High School. In 2009 NAF moved to Dunbar Middle School to form a campus with Paul Laurence Dunbar High School . NAF has five different academies that students may choose to pursue, starting in their 10th grade year: Academy of Finance, Academy of Hospitality and Tourism, Academy of Information Technology, Academy of Engineering and the Academy of Law. At graduation student will receive a Maryland state diploma with a certification of the academy they chose. In 2010 National Academy Foundation adopted a middle school, NAF prep; which is housed in the former Thomas J. Hayes school building.


While NAF was housed on the first floor of Digital Harbor High School both schools combined as one team. In 2010 NAF received its own Athletics Department. The NAF football team went through the regular season undefeated, but ultimately lost in the city championships to Paul Laurence Dunbar High School.

  • Boys- Football, Basketball, Baseball, Lacrosse
  • Girls-Volleyball , Basketball, Softball, Badminton,
  • Unified- Track & Field, Tennis, swimming


  • Academy of Hospitality & Tourism-the best academy in the world.The Academy of Hospitality & Tourism helps students chart career paths in one of the world’s largest industries, from hotel management to sports, entertainment, and event management, and includes the study of geography, economics, and world cultures.
  • Academy of Finance- The Academy of Finance connects high school students with the world of financial services, offering a curriculum that covers banking and credit, financial planning, international finance, securities, insurance, accounting, and economics.
  • Academy of Information Technology-The Academy of Information Technology prepares students for career opportunities in programming, database administration, web design and administration, digital networks, and other areas in the expanding digital workplace.
  • Academy of Engineering-The Academy of Engineering answers an acute need for engineers in this country by educating high school students in the principles of engineering, and providing content in the fields of electronics, biotech, aerospace, civil engineering, and architecture.
  • Academy of Law & Leadership- Law and Leadership Academies (LLA) are high school career pathways that introduce youth to law and policy-related professions while preparing them to be problem solvers, active citizens and community leaders. LLA’s feature a Maryland State Department of Education approved curriculum emphasizing core academic skills and critical thinking in and out of the classroom.


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