The Founders tells the story of how the Baltimore School for the Arts, one of the nation’s top public arts high schools, came to be. BSA was built by many hands but a few extraordinary people, the founders, were central to the school’s development. They were teachers, business leaders, lawyers, artists and politicians who shared a singular vision: to build a place for the young people of Baltimore to thrive. For nearly thirty-five years, the Baltimore School for the Arts has remained a beloved and respected institution. This movie is the story of the people who made this possible. It serves as an origin tale for students, teachers, administrators, and citizens of Baltimore City. It also tries to answer the perennial question of how to create educational institutions that thrive.