About Us

Monarch Academy Annapolis is a tuition-free, publicly funded AACPS contract school, located in Annapolis and serving students grades Pre-K–5 in Anne Arundel County. Our mission is to prepare students for citizenship by developing critical thinking skills, creative problem solving skills, self discipline, and a commitment of service to others in the community in which they live.



Starting for the 2020-21 school year, we offer the eSchool @ Monarch Academy Annapolis blended distance learning option, a permanent program for Pre-K through fifth grade students. Instruction will be 80% virtual and up to 20% in-classroom and provide the same rigorous programs and services.

The Children’s Guild

Monarch Academy Annapolis Campus is managed by The Children’s Guild Alliance.

The Children’s Guild Alliance is guided by Transformation Education (TranZed), an organizational philosophy that fosters a culture of flexibility. This culture creates management and staff who are agile thinkers. This assures children are treated as individuals and taught the way they learn best.

TranZed also infuses the beliefs and values of The Children’s Guild Alliance into the look of its physical environment, child-caring and educational approaches, the mindset of its employees, and its operating systems. The design of the physical environment and the approaches used to care for and educate children are based on the newest findings in neuroscience, and therefore creates an enriched, brain-compatible environment.


Through a process of adult and organizational transformation, we teach children the values and life skills necessary for a successful life, one filled with caring, contribution and commitment, empowering each child with:

  • The vision to see
  • The courage to try
  • The will to succeed

The Children’s Guild Alliance manages two nonpublic special education schools, three Monarch Academies in Maryland and a charter school in the District of Columbia.

Monarch campuses are currently closed and with distance learning students participating in summer school/ESY programming. For a listing of free meals sites for children ages 2 to 18, go to aacps.org/mealpickup. View our resource Talking to Children about COVID-19 and Managing their Social and Emotional Needs.