St. Frances Academy (Baltimore, Maryland)

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St. Frances Academy
501 East Chase Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
United States
Coordinates 39°18′8″N 76°36′30″W / 39.30222°N 76.60833°W / 39.30222; -76.60833Coordinates: 39°18′8″N 76°36′30″W / 39.30222°N 76.60833°W / 39.30222; -76.60833
Type Private
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
(Oblate Sisters of Providence)
Established 1828
Principal Deacon Curtis Turner, Ph.D.
Grades 912
Gender Coeducational
Color(s) Black and Gold         
Team name Panthers
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]

St. Frances Academy is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore.


The school was founded as the Baltimore School for Colored Girls, which opened in 1828 and graduated its first class in 1832. It was renamed St. Frances of Rome Academy in the 1850s after St. Frances, and moved to its present location in 1870.

The high school became coeducational in the 1970s.[2] The student population is still predominantly African-American.


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  1. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Retrieved 2009-07-31. 
  2. ^ SFA. "St. Frances Academy Historic Narrative". Retrieved 2007-05-08. 

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