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Auburn School (The)



7401 Park Heights Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21208

Grades: K-8
Ages: 5-13
Setting: Day
Towanda Cofield
(410) 617 - 0418
www.theauburnschool.org
[email protected]
Disabilities Served:

Learning, communication, executive function, language, and social disabilities


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 Lab School



2220 Saint Paul St.
Baltimore, MD 21218

Grades: 1-12
Ages: 6-19
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: Day
Disabilities Served:

Disabilities served: Bright, motivated children with moderate to severe learning disabilities like dyslexia, ADHD, and more.


Comments:

College & career preparatory, arts integrated curriculum, individualized instruction, experienced faculty, low student-teacher ratios, a commitment to intellectual curiosity, and creative uses of technology.

Beth Tfiloh Congregation



3300 Old Court Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21208

Grades: 1-4
Ages: 6-10
Regina Jacobs
(410) 413 - 2369
www.bethtfiloh.com/page
[email protected]
Disabilities Served:

Language-based learning differences


Comments:

The Meir Program’s specially-trained teachers engage students’ interest using a multi-sensory approach to convey the beauty and joy of our Jewish tradition and inspire them to be proud and caring Jews.

Children's Guild (The)



410 E. Jeffrey St.
Baltimore, MD 21225

Grades: K-12
Ages: 5-21
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: day
Sarah Davis
(443) 801 - 5467
www.childrensguild.org
[email protected]
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.

Gateway School



5900 Metro Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21215

Ages: 2-15
Setting: Day
Dana Reinhardt
(410) 318 - 6780
www.hasa.org
[email protected]
Disabilities Served:

Autism and other communication-related disorders


Comments:

Each child’s program is developed based on their communication, educational, social, and behavioral needs. Using research-based strategies and intensive therapy supports as needed, children advance appropriately toward attaining language, social, motor, and academic goals.

Odyssey School (The)



3257 Bridle Ridge Lane
Lutherville, MD 21093

Grades: K-8
Ages: 5-13
Adrianne Cusick
(410) 580 - 5551
www.theodysseyschool.org
[email protected]
Disabilities Served:

Dyslexia, Language Learning Differences


Comments:

The Odyssey School serves children ages five thru Grade 8 with dyslexia and other language learning differences. Specialized instruction empowers students to build academic skills, celebrate talents, and become strong self-advocates enabling future success in independent and public high schools. Find The Odyssey School online at www.theodysseyschool.org. What begins here changes everything.

Tuition for 2019-2020 is $32,700.

Baltimore Academy (The)



3800 Frederick Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21229

Grades: 6-12
Ages: 12-18
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: day
Ed Ball
(410) 233 - 1400

[email protected]
Disabilities Served:

emotional disturbance


Comments:

The 12-month school program serves male and female adolescents ages 12 through 20 who are exhibiting serious emotional, behavioral and learning disorders and who are not yet able to function in less restrictive school settings. Located on the grounds of Mountain Manor Treatment Centers.

Baltimore Special Needs Homeschool Co-op (ages 11-17)



PO Box 24520
Baltimore, MD 21214

Ages: 11-17
MSDE Approvals: n/a
Setting: Homeschool Co-op
Amy Kim
(443) 219 - 7482

[email protected]
Disabilities Served:

intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities


Comments:

Special needs homeschool co-op for children ages 11-17 (siblings welcome) interested in functional life skills, community and project based learning. We are secular and inclusive.

Benedictine School (The)



14299 Benedictine Lane
Ridgely, MD 21660

Grades: certificate program
Ages: 5-21
Setting: Day, Residential
Cindy Thornton
(410) 634 - 2112

[email protected]
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.

Chimes



4810 Seton Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21215

Grades: K-3
Ages: 5-21
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: Day
Mary Schaefer
(410) 358 - 8270

[email protected]
Disabilities Served:

Intellectual Limitations, multiple disabilities, Autism, behavioral challenges


Comments:

We offer an 11 month non-graded educational program to students ages 5 to 21 and a new special education program for students in elementary school, grades K – 3. Adults services include day, vocational, residential and employment options.

Cornerstone Academy



17455 Old Frederick Rd.
Mt. Airy, MD 21771

Grades: 6-12
Ages: 11-21
Setting: Day
Martha Zeher
(301) 829 - 4730

[email protected]
Disabilities Served:

Cornerstone Academy serves students with ADHD, dyslexia, anxiety disorder, PDD, processing disorders and Aspergers. We meet the needs of students who fall between the cracks of public and other private schools.


Comments:

Helps children struggling with learning differences to graduate from high school. Taking academically challenged students and removing the emotional blocks to learning and meeting their full potential.

Delrey School



3610 Commerce Dr., Suite 804-805
Baltimore, MD 21227

Grades: PreK-12
Ages: 2-21
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: Day
Gary Vosburg
(410) 314 - 5000

[email protected]
Disabilities Served:

Othopedic Impairment, Other Health Impaired, Intellectual Impairment, Autism


Comments:

Delrey School serves students with intellectual disabilities, orthopedic impairments, other health impairments and autism. The students can assess the following services: Therapeutic Feeding, Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapies. Most students receive a combination of individual and group therapies. The school uses a total communication approach based on student preference to help non-verbal students learn to communicate with others. There is a nurse available on-site to assist students with complex medical needs.

Echelon Academy



900 Olney Sandy Spring Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860

Grades: K-12
Ages: 5-20
MSDE Approvals: Non Public
Setting: Day
Kelly Mazzeo
(301) 570 - 0999

[email protected]
Disabilities Served:

LD, ADHD, ADD, Social, Language, Processing, Dyslexia


Comments:

Brady Aaron Program serves students with special needs who pay privately or are publicly funded. Small class sizes allow for individualized instruction, and personalized services are provided as needed at additional cost. The school emphasizes technology and fine arts.

Forbush School at Anne Arundel (The)



648 Old Mill Rd.
Millersville, MD 21108

Grades: non graded
Ages: 5-21
MSDE Approvals: type II
Setting: Day
Marjan Naghavi
(410) 729 - 9181

[email protected]
Disabilities Served:

autism spectrum disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, and other related disorders


Comments:

11-month program aims to improve students’ cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development in order to help them to transition to public schools or the adult community. Related services include language and speech therapy, vocational training, and home observation, among others.

Forbush School at Glyndon (The)



407 Central Ave.
Reisterstown, MD 21136

Grades: K-12
Ages: 2-21
MSDE Approvals: type I
Setting: day
Jim Truscello
(410) 938 - 4747

[email protected]
Disabilities Served:

emotional and behavioral disabilities, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and other related disorders


Comments:

12-month program aims to improve students’ cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development in order to help them to transition to public schools or the adult community. Related services include physical therapy, crisis intervention, and family counseling, among others.

Glyndon Campus (Nursery, Elementary/Middle, Autism Program)
407 Central Avenue
Reisterstown, MD 21136

Hannah More Campus (High School Program)
12039 Reisterstown Road
Reisterstown, MD 21136

Forbush School at Hunt Valley (The)



11201 Pepper Rd.
Hunt Valley, MD 21031

Grades: non-graded
Ages: 5-21
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: Day
Tim Yearick
(410) 527 - 9505

[email protected]
Disabilities Served:

complex intellectual and behavioral disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders and other related disorders


Comments:

12-month program aims to improve students’ cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development in order to help them to transition to public schools or the adult community. Related services include occupational therapy, case management, and psychological services, among others. Field trips are also provided.

Glenwood Academy



16151 Old Frederick Rd.
Mt. Airy, MD 21771-3337

Grades: 1-12
Ages: 6-18
Setting: Day
Tracie Feron
(410) 489 - 6959

[email protected]
Disabilities Served:

Learning disabilities, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, processing difficulties, memory challenges, and/or attention concerns


Comments:

Glenwood Academy educates students with dyslexia and other learning differences with the goal of helping them reach their full potential. Our program utilizes multisensory instruction and research-based programs to maximize students’ strengths and support areas of weakness. We provide a strong foundation that empowers students to be successful lifelong learners.

Glenwood Academy serves students in grades 1-12. Student profiles might include those with dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, processing difficulties, memory challenges, and/or attention concerns.

We maintain small class sizes of no more than 8 students. Our multisensory approach provides students with multiple methods of instruction, tapping into students’ strengths and allowing them to make connections and form memories that drive authentic understanding and application. We use research-based methodologies including: Orton-Gillingham; Visualizing and Verbalizing; Story Grammar Marker; Framing Your Thoughts; Touch Math; and Math-U-See.

Glenwood Academy curriculum aligns with the Maryland State Department of Education standards and resembles Howard County Public Schools curriculum. Through technology and special accommodations, we are able to individualize each student’s education plan to meet them where they are, then scaffold up to grade level standards. Progress is monitored by identifying and measuring learning outcomes throughout the year. We offer related arts including technology, music, art, and physical education to ensure students receive a well-rounded education.

Good Shepherd School



4100 Maple Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21227

Grades: 8-12
Ages: girls 13-18
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: day
Nancy Corrigin
(410) 247 - 2770

[email protected]
Disabilities Served:

emotional disturbance, specific learning disabilities


Comments:

All-girls, self-contained facility within Good Shepherd Services that implements individualized education plans and offers GED test preparation program.

Gow School (The)



2491 Emery Rd.
South Wales, NY 14139

Grades: 7-12
Setting: Residential
Douglas B. Cotter
(716) 687 - 2001

[email protected]
Disabilities Served:

Dyslexia and similar language-based learning disabilities


Comments:

Boarding school with an average classes size of 3-7 students and an emphasis on college preparation. Summer programs available.

Hannah More School at Severna Park High School



60 Robinson Rd.
Severna Park, MD 21146

Grades: 9-12
Ages: 14-21
MSDE Approvals: Type II
Setting: day
Leslie Kee
(410) 544 - 0900

[email protected]
Disabilities Served:

Autism spectrum disorder and emotional disabilities


Comments:

Two classes that meet each student’s IEP goals while implementing the Anne Arundel Public School Curriculum, allowing students to integrate in Severna Park High School’s educational program.

Harbour School (The) - Annapolis



1277 Green Holly Dr.
Annapolis, MD 21409

Grades: 1-12
Ages: 6-21
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: Day
Dr. Linda Jacobs
(410) 974 - 4248

[email protected]
Disabilities Served:

Speech or language impairment, other health impairments, specific learning disabilities, multiple disabilities, traumatic brain injury, autism


Comments:

Caters program to individual students’ needs and learning styles. Provides services such as speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, counseling, job coaching, and social skills instruction.

Harbour School (The) - Baltimore



11251 Dolfield Blvd.
Owings Mills, MD 21117

Grades: 1-12
Ages: 6-21
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: Day
Dr. Linda Jacobs
(443) 394 - 3760

[email protected]
Disabilities Served:

Speech or language impairment, other health impairments, specific learning disabilities, multiple disabilities, traumatic brain injury, autism


Comments:

Caters program to individual students’ needs and learning styles. Provides services such as speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, counseling, job coaching, and social skills instruction.

High Road School of Baltimore County



7707 German Hill Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21222

Grades: 2-12
Ages: 7-21
Setting: Day
Danielle Peck
(410) 282 - 8500

[email protected]
Disabilities Served:

emotional/behavioral disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, and learning disabilities, as well as other disabilities under IDEA


Comments:

Students are referred from local public school systems. Follows a model with three components: Academics, Behavior Interventions/Counseling, and Transition Services. Offers an Extended School Year Program (ESY).

High Road School of Cecil Co.& the Cecil Alternative Program



3035 Singerly Rd.
Elkton, MD 21921

Grades: K-12
Ages: 7-21
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: day
Louis Guertin
(410) 398 - 6900

[email protected]
Disabilities Served:

Behavioral and social-emotional issues


Comments:

45-day Interim Alternative Education Program (IAEP) that focuses primarily on counseling; aims to help students transition back to home schools.

HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy



4400 Baltimore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Nancy Hale
(215) 222 - 2566

[email protected]
Disabilities Served:

Multiple disabilities usually resulting from cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury or other neurological impairment


Comments:

Offers both a residential and day program, which include education, consultation, health, and transition services; provides an Extended School Year (ESY) program.

Kennedy Krieger - Fairmount Campus



1750 E. Fairmount Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21231

Grades: PreK-9
Ages: 3-up
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: Day
Brooke Shivers
(443) 923 - 4589

[email protected]
Disabilities Served:

Autism, emotional disabilities, intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities, other health impairments, specific learning disabilities, traumatic brain injury


Comments:

Offers individualized instruction in all areas of study, field trips, computer access, behavioral intervention, and other services.

Kennedy Krieger LEAP Program



3825 Greenspring Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21211

Grades: Non-graded
Ages: 5-21
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: Day
Becky Chaney
(443) 923 - 4574

[email protected]
Disabilities Served:

Autism, intellectual disabilities


Comments:

LEAP stands for Lifeskills & Education for students with Autism & other Pervasive behavioral challenges. Intensive, 12-month program for students referred by their local school system. Offers additional services like sensory integration, expressive therapy and fitness programs.

Kennedy Krieger School - Montgomery County Campus



12301 Academy Way
Rockville, MD 20852

Grades: 2-8
Ages: 7-21
Setting: Day
Maureen Wheeler
(443) 923 - 4128

[email protected]
Disabilities Served:

Autism, intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities


Comments:

Serves students working toward a high school diploma. Those from Montgomery County are given preference. Offers career and future preparation through work based learning (WBL) and community-based instruction.

Kennedy Krieger School: Greenspring Campus (High School)



3825 Greenspring Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21211

Grades: 9-12
Ages: 14-21
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: Day
Patrick Seay
(443) 923 - 7800

[email protected]
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.
Sykesville, MD 21784

Grades: 1-8
Setting: Day
Jamie Caplan
(410) 549 - 1717

[email protected]
Disabilities Served:

Dyslexia, dysgraphia, and other related language-based learning differences.


Comments:

An innovative, multi-sensory school for children with language-based learning weaknesses. One-to-one Orton-Gillingham tutoring offered to those reading below grade level.

Linwood School



3421 Martha Bush Dr.
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Grades: non-graded
Ages: 5-21
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: day, residential
Genese Neal
(410) 465 - 1352

[email protected]
Disabilities Served:

autism and related developmental disabilities


Comments:

Approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) to provide a non-graded special education and related services program for students with autism with additional residential components; provides instruction in core areas of study, as well as music therapy, career development, and personal management

Mann Residential School (The)



Sheppard Pratt Health System, 6501 N. Charles St., P.O. Box 6815
Baltimore, MD 21285

Grades: 6-12
Ages: 11-21
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: residential
Thomas Graham
(410) 938 - 4498


Disabilities Served:

emotional disturbance


Comments:

Full-day, 12-month special and general education school offered to residents of the treatment center. Aids in cognitive, social, and emotional development. Offers courses in art, technology skills, and computer skills, as well as access to a multi-media library and gymnasium.

Maryland School for the Deaf - Frederick Campus



101 Clarke Place
Frederick, MD 21701

Grades: Early Childhood through High School (21 years)
Setting: Day, Residential
G. Kevin Strachan
(301) 360 - 2000, (240) 575 - 2966 (video phone)

[email protected]
Disabilities Served:

Deaf and Hard of Hearing (hearing impaired)


Comments:

Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) offers early intervention services to Deaf and hard of hearing infants and toddlers (birth to age 4 years), as well as a complete academic program for students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing from Preschool (full day) through High School.

New Visions Academy (The)



7130 Rutherford Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21244

Grades: 6-12
Ages: 11-21
Setting: day
Alle Brown
(410) 298 - 2691

[email protected]
Disabilities Served:

emotional disturbance


Comments:

Pathways School (The) - Anne Arundel



8055 Ritchie Hwy., Suite 302
Pasadena, MD 21122

Grades: 9-12
Ages: 15-21
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: day
Dr. Tania DuBeau
(410) 863 - 1415


Disabilities Served:

emotional disturbance


Comments:

Shafer Center for Early Intervention (The)



11500 Cronridge Dr., Suite 130
Owings Mills, MD 21117

Grades: PreK-5
Ages: 18 months to 15 years
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: Day
Alana Ditan
(410) 517 - 1113

[email protected]
Disabilities Served:

autism


Comments:

Shorehaven School



1040 Singerly Rd.
Elkton, MD 21921

Grades: non-graded
Ages: 6-21
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: day, residential
Dr. Janice Moore
(410) 398 - 9850

[email protected]
Disabilities Served:

Intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities, autism.


Comments:

St. Elizabeth School



801 Argonne Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21218

Grades: 1-12
Ages: 6-21
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: day
Judy Malin
(410) 889 - 5054

[email protected]
Disabilities Served:

Intellectual disability, speech or language impairment, emotional disability, orthopedic impairment, autism, traumatic brain injury; developmental, health and multiple disabilities.


Comments:

Strawbridge School - The Board of Child Care



3300 Gaither Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21244

Grades: 5-12
Ages: 10-21
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: day, residential
Angela Chambers
(410) 496 - 5606


Disabilities Served:

emotional disturbance


Comments:

The Arrow Center For Education – TANGRAM



8830 Orchard Tree Lane, Suites 8824-30
Towson, MD 21286

Setting: Day
Nancy Barnes
(410) 657 - 2330

[email protected]
Disabilities Served:

autism


Comments:

Villa Maria School - Timonium



2300 Dulaney Valley Rd.
Timonium, MD 21093

Grades: 5-9
Ages: 10-15
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: day, residential
Agatha Callahan
(410) 252 - 6343


Disabilities Served:

emotional disability, specific learning disabilities, multiple disabilities


Comments:

Youth in Transition School



7130 Rutherford Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21244

Grades: 6-12
Ages: 11-21
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: day
Wanda Young
(410) 944 - 9994

[email protected]
Disabilities Served:

autism, mental retardation, emotional disturbance


Comments:

Vocational programming provided.