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The following is a list of schools that serve children with learning disabilities in the greater Washington, DC area. For more information, please contact the schools directly at the emails listed below.

Exceptional Schools for Exceptional Students School 2009 Directory

Chelsea School
2870 Belcrest Center Drive, Suite 300
Hyattsville, MD 20782

[email protected]
Chelsea School is a college prep co-ed day school for students with language-based learning disabilities, grades 5-12. Our mission is to prepare students with language-based learning disabilities for higher education by providing a world class school which embeds literacy remediation and technology into all aspects of the curriculum.

Commonwealth Academy
1321 Leslie Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301
703-548-6912 www.
[email protected]
Commonwealth Academy is a VAIS accredited, award-winning day school for average to superior students with learning differences or AD/HD. It offers a college prep program for students in grades 6-12, and will add a grade-level program with reading and math remediation for grades 4-5 in fall 2010.

The Diener School
11510 Falls Road
Potomac, MD 20854
[email protected]
The Diener School serves students K-5th grade who have learning disabilities, language delays, sensory processing disorder, attention challenges, social pragmatic issues and executive functioning delays. We feature small student teacher ratios with multi-sensory teaching and an integrated push-in model for speech and OT.

The Ivymount Model Asperger Program (MAP)
11614 Seven Locks Road
Rockville, MD 20854
301-469-0223 ext.162
[email protected]
We serve 2nd -9th graders (through 12th by 2012) with average to gifted cognitive abilities who have PDD-NOS, Asperger’s Syndrome, NVLD, EV dysfunction and Pragmatic Language Disorder. MAP provides a college-prep curriculum with social learning curriculum, small classes, low student-teacher ratios, and integrated related services.

The Katherine Thomas School , The Treatment Learning Centers
9975 Medical Center Drive Rockville, MD 20850
301-738-9691 ext. 193 www.ttlc.org
[email protected]
The Katherine Thomas School serves students with language, learning, and sensory motor disabilities and/or high functioning autism. Our multi-disciplinary teams work together to deliver an appropriate educational program that enables each student to develop his or her potential and achieve academic and social-emotional success.

The Lab School of Washington
4759 Reservoir Road, N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
[email protected]
The Lab School of Washington is a co-ed day school serving students 6 to 18 years with average to above average intelligence and moderate to significant learning disabilities. Pioneer school in educating bright, talented, college-bound students with learning disabilities through an integrated related services, arts-based approach.

Landmark School
429 Hale Street
Prides Crossing, MA 01965 978-236-3000
[email protected]
Landmark is a co-educational boarding and day school offering a full range of customized programs for students with language-based learning disabilities in grades 2-12, including a residential program for grades 9-12.

The Maddux School
11614 Seven Locks Road
Rockville, MD 20854
301-469-0223 ext.109
[email protected]
The Maddux School is a preschool through first grade program for children who may have mild challenges in the areas of pragmatic language, social skills, language processing, self-esteem and anxiety. Our program is developmentally-based with small classes, an engaging academic curricula, individualized diagnostic teaching, enrichment activities and an integrated speech and OT model.

Maryland Association of Nonpublic Special Education Facilities (MANSEF)
P.O. Box 6815
Baltimore, MD 21285
Phone 410-938-4413
Fax 410-938-5130
[email protected]
The Maryland Association of Nonpublic Special Education Facilities (MANSEF) is comprised of 98 nonpublic schools across Maryland approved by the Maryland State Dept. of Education. These schools provide specialized instruction for students with disabilities at no cost to the parent when referred by their local public school.

National Children’s Center-NW Campus
[email protected]
National Children’s Center operates three school programs and one early intervention program for children20and youth with developmental disabilities in the District of Columbia and Maryland. Students range from infants to the age of 22.

The Newton School, Loudoun Commerce Center
45965 Nokes Blvd, Suite 120
Sterling, VA 21066 703-772-0480
[email protected]
The Newton School, serving grades K-5, is designed for children who may not reach their full potential in a public school, and need smaller class sizes, therapeutic movement integrated into school day, and a strong emphasis on social development.

The Nora School
955 Sligo Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
[email protected]
The Nora School is a co-ed college prep high school serving bright students who have not thrived in larger, more traditional educational environments. Nora allows these curious, capable, young people the freedom to explore the questions that are important to them in a nurturing yet rigorous academic environment.

Oakwood School
7210 Braddock Road
Annandale, VA 22003
[email protected]
Oakwood School, founded in 1971, is a private, non-profit, co-educational day school for bright students in grades K – 8, with mild to moderate learning differences. Our mission is to provide students with a multisensory educational program in which each student is guided to reach his/her unique academic and social potential in a nurturing community environment.

Parkmont School
4842 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011
[email protected]
Parkmont creates a community where middle and high school students ally with creative adults whose driving concern is their success and well-being. We provide them with experience in the world beyond school that invites them to see the possibilities ahead. Our academically challenging program fuses adolescent interests with traditional disciplines and respects the variety of their talents and motivations.

The Siena School
9727 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-592-0567 ext.12
[email protected]
he Siena School is a co-ed day school serving bright college bound students in grades 4-12 with mild to moderate language based learning differences.

The Summit School
664 East Central Avenue
Edgewater, MD 21037
[email protected]
The Summit School is a not-for-profit coeducational day school, serving bright students in grades 1-8 with dyslexia and other learning differences. Tutoring and diagnostic testing services available.


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17 West Jefferson Street, Suite 201
Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: 301-762-2414
Email: [email protected]

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