Schools/Services for Children with Special Needs

   
  Arrow Center for Education Fair Meadows Campus  
  2416 Creswell Rd. Contact: Susan Barnes  
  Bel Air, MD 21015 Phone: (410) 734-0560
Fax: (410) 734-0561
Email: sbarnes@arrow.org
 
  Ages: 11-21 www.arrow.org  
  Grades: 6-12 Setting: day  
  MSDE Approval: Type I School Year Length: 12 mos.  
    Private Payment Accepted: No  
  Disabilities Served: Emotional disability, learning disabilities, other health impairment  
  Comments: Serves 45 students from Harford County, working in partnership with HCPS. Positive behavioral interventions and support are implemented. School has received NCASES accreditation. Tours available upon request.  
 
 
       
   
  Auburn School (The)  
  7401 Park Heights Avenue Contact: Towanda Cofield  
  Baltimore, MD 21208 Phone: (410) 617-0418
Fax: (410) 617-0636
Email: tcofield@theauburnschool.org
 
  Ages: 5-13 www.theauburnschool.org  
  Grades: K-8 Setting: Day  
  MSDE Approval: School Year Length: 10 mos.  
    Private Payment Accepted: Yes  
  Disabilities Served: Including but not limited to Asperger's syndrome/ASD, PDD-NOS, NVLD, ADHD  
  Comments: Educational program for intellectually curious students with challenges in the areas of communication, social thinking and learning, executive functioning, pragmatic language, and organization.  
 
 
       
   
  Baltimore Academy (The)  
  3800 Frederick Ave. Contact: Catherine Moxley  
  Baltimore, MD 21229 Phone: (410) 233-8404
Fax: (410) 233-0278
Email: Cmoxley@baltimoreacademy.org
 
  Ages: 12-18  
  Grades: 6-12 Setting: day  
  MSDE Approval: Type I School Year Length: 12 mos.  
    Private Payment Accepted: No  
  Disabilities Served: emotional disturbance  
 
 
       
   
  Baltimore Lab School  
  2220 St. Paul St. Contact: Annette Fallon  
  Baltimore, MD 21218 Phone: (410) 261-5500
Fax: (410) 366-7680
Email: annettte.fallon@baltimorelabschool.org
 
  Ages: 6-19 www.baltimorelabschool.org  
  Grades: 1-12 Setting: Day  
  MSDE Approval: Type I School Year Length: 10 mos.  
    Private Payment Accepted: Yes  
  Disabilities Served: Bright, motivated children with learning disabilities like dyslexia, ADHD, more.  
  Comments: College-preparatory, arts-based curriculum, individualized instruction, experienced faculty, low student-teacher ratios, a commitment to intellectual curiosity, and creative uses of technology.  
 
 
       
   
  Benedictine School (The)  
  14299 Benedictine Lane Contact: Cindy Thornton  
  Ridgely, MD 21660 Phone: (410) 634-2112
Fax: (410) 634-2640
Email: admissions@benschool.org
 
  Ages: 5-21 www.benschool.org  
  Grades: certificate program Setting: Day, Residential  
  MSDE Approval: School Year Length: 12 mos.  
    Private Payment Accepted: Yes  
  Disabilities Served: Intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities, autism  
  Comments: Mission is to assist individuals with disabilities in becoming as independent as possible; to make wise use of leisure time; and to live and work in a community setting.  
 
 
       
   
  Chesapeake Speech School  
  6135 Old Washington Rd. Contact: Sue Ann Shafley  
  Elkridge, MD 21075 Phone: (443) 745-0455
Fax: (410) 489-9975
Email: chesapeakespeech@aol.com
 
  Ages: www.ChesapeakeSpeechSchool.org  
  Grades: K-9 Setting: day  
  MSDE Approval: Type I School Year Length: 11 mos.  
    Private Payment Accepted: Yes  
  Disabilities Served: speech or language impairment  
  Comments: Speech pathologists, special education teachers and occupational therapists work in small language-based classes using a customized approach and such therapies and techniques as ABA, PROMPT, floortime, rapid prompting, PRT, and VV.  
 
 
       
   
  Children's Guild (The)  
  410 E. Jeffrey St. Contact:  
  Baltimore, MD 21225 Phone: (410) 269-7600
Email: mercerk@childrensguild.org
 
  Ages: 5-21 www.childrensguild.org  
  Grades: k-12 Setting: day  
  MSDE Approval: Type I School Year Length: 10 mos.  
    Private Payment Accepted: No  
  Disabilities Served: Developmental disabilities, emotional disturbance, multiple disabilities, autism, mental illness  
  Comments: Programs offered for grades K through 12, vocational program available through age 21.  
 
 
       
   
  Chimes School (The)  
  4810 Seton Dr. Contact: Mary Schaefer  
  Baltimore, MD 21215 Phone: (410) 358-8270
Fax: (410) 358-8271
 
  Ages: 6-21 www.chimes.org  
  Grades: K-8, non-graded Setting: Day  
  MSDE Approval: Type I School Year Length: 10 mos.  
    Private Payment Accepted: No  
  Disabilities Served: Intellectually limited, autism, multi-handicapped, emotionally and behaviorally challenged  
  Comments: COACH Program: For students along the spectrum who are challenged with severe communication and behavioral needs; 6 students to 1 teacher and 1 teaching assistant. Regular special ed program: 9 students to 1 teacher and teacher assistant.  
 
 
       
   
  Cornerstone Academy  
  17455 Old Frederick Rd. Contact: Martha Zeher  
  Mt. Airy, MD 21771 Phone: (301) 829-4730
Fax: (301) 829-4731
Email: mzeher@cornerstone-academy.org
 
  Ages: 11-21 www.cornerstone-academy.org  
  Grades: 6-12 Setting: Day  
  MSDE Approval: School Year Length:  
    Private Payment Accepted: Yes  
  Disabilities Served: ADHD, dyslexia, anxiety disorder, PDD, processing disorders and Aspergers.  
  Comments: Cornerstone Academy helps children struggling with learning differences to graduate from high school. We take students where they are academically and stretch them to meet their full potential.  
 
 
       
   
  Florence Bertell Academy (The)  
  7130 Rutherford Rd. Contact: Dawn Thompson  
  Baltimore, MD 21244 Phone: (410) 298-2691
Fax: (410) 298-0835
Email: dawn.thompson@thementornetwork.com
 
  Ages: 11-21  
  Grades: 6-12 Setting: day  
  MSDE Approval: School Year Length: 12 mos.  
    Private Payment Accepted: No  
  Disabilities Served: emotional disturbance  
 
 
       
   
  Forbush School (The) Glyndon  
  407 Central Ave. Contact: Jodi King  
  Reisterstown, MD 21136 Phone: (410) 517-5400
Fax: (410) 517-5599
Email: jking@sheppardpratt.org
 
  Ages: 5-21 www.sheppardpratt.org  
  Grades: K-12 Setting: day  
  MSDE Approval: type I School Year Length: 12 months  
    Private Payment Accepted: Yes  
  Disabilities Served: complex emotional, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities including autism spectrum disorder  
 
 
       
   
  Forbush School at Anne Arundel (The)  
  648 Old Mill Rd. Contact: Daniel Kempler  
  Millersville, MD 21108 Phone: (410) 729-9181
Fax: (410) 729-9182
Email: dkempler@sheppardpratt.org
 
  Ages: 10-21 www.sheppardpratt.org  
  Grades: non graded Setting: Day  
  MSDE Approval: type II School Year Length: 11 mos.  
    Private Payment Accepted: Yes  
  Disabilities Served: autism spectrum disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, and other related disorders  
 
 
       
   
  Forbush School at Hunt Valley (The)  
  11201 Pepper Rd. Contact: Tim Yearick  
  Hunt Valley, MD 21031 Phone: (410) 527-9505
Fax: (410) 527-0329
Email: tyearick@sheppardpratt.org
 
  Ages: 5-21 www.sheppardpratt.org  
  Grades: non-graded Setting: Day  
  MSDE Approval: Type I School Year Length: 12 mos.  
    Private Payment Accepted: Yes  
  Disabilities Served: complex intellectual and behavioral disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders  
 
 
       
   
  Gateway School  
  5900 Metro Dr. Contact: Jill Berie  
  Baltimore, MD 21215 Phone: (410) 318-6780
Fax: (410) 318-6754
 
  Ages: 3-12 www.hasa.org  
  Grades: Setting: Day  
  MSDE Approval: School Year Length: 11 mos.  
    Private Payment Accepted: Yes  
  Disabilities Served: Communications disorders related to autism, developmental delay, hearing loss, or speech-language disability  
  Comments: A program of The Hearing and Speech Agency.  
 
 
       
   
  Gow School (The)  
  2491 Emery Rd. Contact: Matthew Fisher  
  South Wales, NY 14139 Phone: (716) 687-2004
Fax: (716) 687-2003
Email: admissions@gow.org
 
  Ages: www.gow.org  
  Grades: 7-12 Setting: Residential  
  MSDE Approval: School Year Length:  
    Private Payment Accepted: No  
  Disabilities Served: Dyslexia and similar language-based learning disabilities  
 
 
       
   
  Hannah More School  
  12039 Reisterstown Rd. Contact: Michele Brill  
  Reisterstown, MD 21136 Phone: (410) 526-5000
Fax: (410) 526-7631
Email: mbrill@hannahmore.org
 
  Ages: 10-21 www.hannahmore.org  
  Grades: 6-12 Setting: day  
  MSDE Approval: Type I School Year Length: 10 mos.  
    Private Payment Accepted: Yes  
  Disabilities Served: high functioning autism, emotional disability, or specific learning differences  
 
 
       
   
  Harbour School (The) - Annapolis  
  1277 Green Holly Dr. Contact: Dr. Linda Jacobs  
  Annapolis, MD 21409 Phone: (410) 974-4248
Fax: (410) 757-3722
Email: info@harbourschool.org
 
  Ages: 6-21 www.harbourschool.org  
  Grades: 1-12 Setting: Day  
  MSDE Approval: Type I School Year Length: 11 mos.  
    Private Payment Accepted: Yes  
  Disabilities Served: Speech or language impairment, other health impairments, specific learning disabilities, multiple disabilities, traumatic brain injury, autism  
 
 
       
   
  Harbour School (The) - Owings Mills  
  11251 Dolfield Blvd. Contact: Dr. Linda Jacobs  
  Owings Mills, MD 21117 Phone: (443) 394-3760
Fax: (443) 394-3765
Email: info@harbourschool.org
 
  Ages: 6-21 www.harbourschool.org  
  Grades: 1-12 Setting: Day  
  MSDE Approval: Type I School Year Length: 10 mos., 11 mos.  
    Private Payment Accepted: Yes  
  Disabilities Served: Speech or language impairment, other health impairments, specific learning disabilities, multiple disabilities, traumatic brain injury, autism  
 
 
       
   
  High Road Academy at Annapolis Middle School  
  1399 Forest Dr. Contact: Jordan Pugh  
  Annapolis, MD 21403 Phone: (301) 483-8605
Fax: (301) 483-3182
Email: jpugh@highroadschool.com
 
  Ages: 10-14 www.highroadacademy.net  
  Grades: 6-8 Setting: day  
  MSDE Approval: Type II School Year Length: 10 mos.  
    Private Payment Accepted: No  
  Disabilities Served: Specific learning disabilities  
 
 
       
   
  High Road School of Baltimore County  
  7707-09 German Hill Rd. Contact: Danielle Peck  
  Baltimore, MD 21222 Phone: (410) 282-8500
Fax: (410) 282-1047
Email: dpeck@highroadschool.com
 
  Ages: 7-21 www.sesi/schools.com  
  Grades: 2-12 Setting: day  
  MSDE Approval: School Year Length: 10 mos.  
    Private Payment Accepted: No  
  Disabilities Served: emotional/behavioral disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, and learning disabilities, as well as all other disabilities under IDEA.  
  Comments: We offer a Extended School Year Program (ESY)  
 
 
       
   
  High Road School of Cecil Co.& the Cecil Altntve Program  
  3035 Singerly Rd. Contact: Louis Guertin  
  Elkton, MD 21921 Phone: (410) 398-6900
Fax: (410) 398-7322
Email: lguertin@highroadschool.com
 
  Ages: 7-21 www.highroadschool.com  
  Grades: K-12 Setting: day  
  MSDE Approval: Type I School Year Length: 10 mos.  
    Private Payment Accepted: No  
  Disabilities Served: all disabilities - mainly social emotional related  
 
 
       
   
  High Road School of Perryville  
  636 Broad St., Suite 101, P.O. Box 761 Contact: Josh Strzegowski  
  Perryville, MD 21903 Phone: (410) 642-9191
Fax: (410) 642-9196
Email: jstrzegowski@highroadschool.com
 
  Ages: 6-21 www.highroadschool.com  
  Grades: 1-12 Setting: day  
  MSDE Approval: Type I School Year Length: 10 mos.  
    Private Payment Accepted: No  
  Disabilities Served: All  
 
 
       
   
  HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy  
  4400 Baltimore Ave. Contact: Annie Oberfield  
  Philadelphia, PA 19104 Phone: (215) 222-2566
Fax: (215) 222-1889
Email: aoberfield@hmsschool.org
 
  Ages: www.hmsschool.org  
  Grades: Setting:  
  MSDE Approval: School Year Length:  
    Private Payment Accepted: Yes  
  Disabilities Served: Multiple disabilities usually resulting from cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury or other neurological impairment  
 
 
       
   
  Kennedy Krieger - Fairmount Campus  
  1750 E. Fairmount Ave. Contact: Brooke Shivers  
  Baltimore, MD 21231 Phone: (443) 923-4589  
  Ages: 3-up www.kennedykrieger.org  
  Grades: PreK-9 Setting: Day  
  MSDE Approval: Type I School Year Length: 11 mos.  
    Private Payment Accepted: No  
  Disabilities Served: Autism, emotional disturbances, intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities, health impairments, specific learning disabilities  
 
 
       
   
  Kennedy Krieger LEAP Program  
  3825 Greenspring Ave. Contact: Becky Chaney  
  Baltimore, MD 21211 Phone: (443) 923-4574  
  Ages: 5-21 www.kennedykrieger.org  
  Grades: Non-graded Setting: Day  
  MSDE Approval: Type I School Year Length: 11 mos.  
    Private Payment Accepted: No  
  Disabilities Served: Autism, intellectual disabilities  
  Comments: LEAP: Lifeskills & Education for students with Autism & other Pervasive behavioral challenges.  
 
 
       
   
  Kennedy Krieger School - Montgomery County Campus  
  12301 Academy Way Contact: Tim Ryan  
  Rockville, MD 20852 Phone: (443) 923-4128
Email: ryan@kennedykrieger.org
 
  Ages: 11-21 www.kennedykrieger.org  
  Grades: 3-8 Setting: Day  
  MSDE Approval: School Year Length: 11 mos.  
    Private Payment Accepted: No  
  Disabilities Served: Autism, intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities  
 
 
       
   
  Kennedy Krieger School: Greenspring Campus(High School)  
  3825 Greenspring Ave. Contact: Patrick Seay  
  Baltimore, MD 21211 Phone: (443) 923-7800
Fax: (443) 923-7850
 
  Ages: 14-21 www.kennedykrieger.org  
  Grades: 9-12 Setting: Day  
  MSDE Approval: Type I School Year Length: 10 mos., 11 mos.  
    Private Payment Accepted: No  
  Disabilities Served: Intellectual disability, speech or language impairment, emotional disorder, orthopedic impairment, other health impairments, specific learning disabilities, multiple disabilities, traumatic brain injury, autism  
  Comments: Referrals are accepted via the nonpublic school placement offices of public school districts. Parents should use the IEP process of their child's school district to seek placement.  
 
 
       
   
  Legacy School (The)  
  115 Terrapin Dr. Contact: Jamie Caplan  
  Sykesville, MD 21784 Phone: (410) 549-1717
Fax: (888) 241-5639
 
  Ages: www.legacyschoolmd.org  
  Grades: Setting: Day  
  MSDE Approval: School Year Length:  
    Private Payment Accepted: Yes  
  Disabilities Served: Dyslexia, dysgraphia, and other related language-based learning differences.  
  Comments: An innovative, multi-sensory school for children with language-based learning weaknesses. Children succeed and flourish.  
 
 
       
   
  Linwood Center, Inc.  
  3421 Martha Bush Dr. Contact: Catherine Perini  
  Ellicott City, MD 21043 Phone: (410) 465-1352
Fax: (410) 461-1161
Email: cperini@linwoodcenter.org
 
  Ages: 9-21 www.linwoodcenter.org  
  Grades: non-graded Setting: day, residential  
  MSDE Approval: Type I School Year Length: 12 mos.  
    Private Payment Accepted: Yes  
  Disabilities Served: autism and related developmental disabilities  
  Comments: New 36,000 sq. ft. school opened fall 2013.  
 
 
       
   
  Maryland School for the Blind (The)  
  3501 Taylor Ave. Contact: Ruth Hynson  
  Baltimore , MD 21236 Phone: (410) 444-5000
Fax: (410) 319-5701
Email: ruthh@mdschblind.org
 
  Ages: birth-22 www.marylandschoolfortheblind.org  
  Grades: K-12 Setting: day,residential,outreach  
  MSDE Approval: Type I School Year Length: 10 mos.  
    Private Payment Accepted: Yes  
  Disabilities Served: blind, visual impairment, multiple disabilities  
  Comments: Early child intervention; statewide outreach program; summer program.  
 
 
       
   
  Phillips School - Laurel  
  8920 Whiskey Bottom Rd. Contact: Lori Thompson  
  Laurel, MD 20723 Phone: (301) 470-1620
Fax: (301) 470-1624
Email: lori.thompson@phillipsprograms.org
 
  Ages: 8-21 www.phillipsprograms.org  
  Grades: 3-12 Setting: day  
  MSDE Approval: Type I School Year Length: 10 mos.  
    Private Payment Accepted: Yes  
  Disabilities Served: emotional disturbance, specific learning disabilities, behavioral disabilities  
 
 
       
   
  Shafer Center for Early Intervention (The)  
  11500 Cronridge Dr., Suite 130 Contact: Alana Ditan  
  Owings Mills, MD 21117 Phone: (410) 517-1113
Fax: (410) 517-2113
Email: info@shafercenter.com
 
  Ages: 18 months to 15 years www.theshafercenter.com  
  Grades: PreK-2 Setting: Day  
  MSDE Approval: Type I School Year Length: 12 months  
    Private Payment Accepted: Yes  
  Disabilities Served: autism  
 
 
       
   
  Shorehaven School  
  1040 Singerly Rd. Contact: Dr. Janice Moore  
  Elkton, MD 21921 Phone: (410) 398-9850
Fax: (410) 398-9801
 
  Ages: 6-21  
  Grades: non-graded Setting: day, residential  
  MSDE Approval: Type I School Year Length: 12 mos.  
    Private Payment Accepted: No  
  Disabilities Served: Intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities, autism.  
 
 
       
   
  St. Anselm Program/St. Stephen's Classical Christian Academy  
  2275 Liberty Rd. Contact: John Dykes  
  Eldersburg, MD 21784 Phone: (410) 795-1249
Email: sscca@st-stephens-rec.com
 
  Ages: ststephensclassical.org  
  Grades: Setting: Day  
  MSDE Approval: School Year Length:  
    Private Payment Accepted: Yes  
  Disabilities Served: Dyslexia, language-based learning challenges  
  Comments: Program is a school within the St. Stephen School.  
 
 
       
   
  St. Elizabeth School  
  801 Argonne Dr. Contact: Judy Malin  
  Baltimore , MD 21218 Phone: (410) 889-5054
Fax: (410) 889-2356
Email: jmalin@stelizabeth-school.org
 
  Ages: 6-21 www.stelizabeth-school.org  
  Grades: 1-12 Setting: day  
  MSDE Approval: Type I School Year Length: 11 mos.  
    Private Payment Accepted: Yes  
  Disabilities Served: Intellectual disability, speech or language impairment, emotional disability, orthopedic impairment, autism, traumatic brain injury; developmental, health and multiple disabilities.  
 
 
       
   
  The Forbush Therapeutic Preschool at Towson  
  6501 N. Charles Street Contact: Diann Butler  
  Baltimore, Md 21204 Phone: (410) 938-4411
Fax: (410) 938-4412
Email: dbutler@sheppardpratt.org
 
  Ages: 3-8 www.sheppardpratt.org  
  Grades: Setting: day  
  MSDE Approval: Type I School Year Length: 12 months  
    Private Payment Accepted: Yes  
  Disabilities Served: autism spectrum disorder, emotional disabilities, speech and language impairments, developmental delays, and other related disorders  
 
 
       
   
  Trellis School (The)  
  14550 A York Road Contact: Josselyn Ensor  
  Sparks, MD 21152 Phone: (443) 330-7900
Fax: (410) 472-2363
Email: jensor@trellisservices.com
 
  Ages: 2 to 12 years www.trellisservices.com  
  Grades: Prek to 5 Setting: day  
  MSDE Approval: School Year Length: 12 Months  
    Private Payment Accepted: Yes  
  Disabilities Served: Speech and language impairment, autism  
  Comments: Instructional model incorporates the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) with a focus on B.F. Skinner’s Analysis of Verbal Behavior. Instruction is individualized, with a programmatic 1:1 learner:instructor ratio for learners.  
 
 
       
   
  UCP Delrey School  
  3610 Commerce Dr., Suite 804-805 Contact: Dorothy Lemon-Thompson  
  Baltimore, MD 21227 Phone: (410) 314-5000
Fax: (410) 314-5015
Email: delreyschool@unified.org
 
  Ages: 2-21 www.delreyschool.org  
  Grades: Setting: day  
  MSDE Approval: Type I School Year Length: 11 mos.  
    Private Payment Accepted: Yes  
  Disabilities Served: Multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, and deaf/blind  
 
 
       
   
  Villa Maria School  
  1370 Brass Mill Rd. Contact: Rick Frank  
  Belcamp, MD 21017 Phone: (410) 297-4100
Fax: (410) 273-9555
Email: rfrank@cc-md.org
 
  Ages: http://www.catholiccharities-md.org/villa-maria-schools/harf  
  Grades: Setting: Non-public education  
  MSDE Approval: School Year Length:  
    Private Payment Accepted: No  
  Disabilities Served: mild and moderate learning disabilities, social and emotional challenges  
  Comments: Implementing the Core Content Standards and extensive therapeutic services; admission by local public school system referral only.  
 
 
       
   
  Woodbourne Center, Inc. - Woodbourne School  
  1301 Woodbourne Ave. Contact: Linda C. Carter  
  Baltimore, MD 21239 Phone: (410) 433-1000
Fax: (410) 323-7085
Email: lcarter@woodbourne.org
 
  Ages: 12-18 www.woodbourne.org  
  Grades: 6-12 Setting: day, residential  
  MSDE Approval: Type I School Year Length: 12 mos.  
    Private Payment Accepted: Yes  
  Disabilities Served: emotional disturbance, mental retardation, multiple disabilities  
 
 
       
   
  Youth in Transition School - National Center on Institutions  
  7205 Rutherford Rd. Contact: Dr. Larry Norris  
  Baltimore, MD 21244 Phone: (410) 944-9994
Fax: (410) 944-7622
Email: lnorris@ncianet.org
 
  Ages: www.ncianet.org  
  Grades: 6-12 Setting: day  
  MSDE Approval: Type I School Year Length: 12 mos.  
    Private Payment Accepted: No  
  Disabilities Served: autism, mental retardation, emotional disturbance  
  Comments: Vocational programming provided.