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Special-Needs Private Schools in DC, Maryland, & Virginia
Comments () | Published November 1, 2006
2006 Washingtonian Guide to Private Schools: Special-Needs Schools

DISTRICT
• **Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute of Catholic Community Service, 801 Buchanan St., NE 20017, 202-529-7600; 680 Rhode Island Ave., NE 20002, 202-529-0500. Inclusive early-childhood intervention and therapeutic services for ages six weeks through five years; $640–$831 a month (tuition reduction available through referring agency). Education and therapeutic services for ages 6 through 21 years with developmental disabilities; funded by jurisdiction. Admission generally by referral only. 119 students; www.kennedyinstitute.org.
• Kingsbury Day School, 5000 14th St., NW 20011; 202-722-5555. Ungraded, diagnostic, prescriptive program for kindergarten through 12th grade with learning disabilities, attention deficits, or speech delays; $25,850–$28,900. 245 students; www.kingsbury.org.
• Lab School of Washington, 4759 Reservoir Rd., NW 20007; 202-965-6600. Ungraded elementary and 7th–12th grade for ages 5–18 with learning disabilities. Diagnostic services, psychological services, speech/language/occupational therapy, tutoring, career and college counseling, and night school for learning-disabled adults also available; $26,750–$28,780, not including additional services. 330 students; www.labschool.org.

MARYLAND
• Chelsea School, 711 Pershing Dr., Silver Spring 20910; 301-585-1430. Graded 5th–12th grade for children with language-based learning disabilities; $32,988. 76 students; www.chelseaschool.edu.
• Foundation School, 1330 McCormick Dr., Largo 20774; 301-386-9600. 1st–12th grades for emotionally disturbed; tuition paid by school system. 225 students; www.foundationschools.org.
• Foundation School of Montgomery County, 5701 Grosvenor La., Bethesda 20814; 301-581-5260. 6th through 12th grades; for emotionally disturbed; tuition paid by county school system. 84 students; www.foundationschools.org.
• Frost School, 4915 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville 20853; 301-933-3451. First through 12th grades for emotionally troubled; county of residence usually pays tuition. 60–70 students; www.frostcenter.com.
• Ivymount School, 11614 Seven Locks Rd., Rockville 20854; 301-469-0223. Ungraded program for ages 4–21 with diagnostic, therapeutic, and remedial techniques for learning disabilities, communications disorders, autism, or multiple handicaps; $36,000–$52,000 (most students funded by locality/state). 210 students; www.ivymount.org.
• The Jemicy School, 11 Celadon Rd., Owings Mills 21117 and 301 W. Chesapeake Ave., Towson 21204; 410-653-2700. Ungraded for bright dyslexic students in 1st–12th grades; $25,950. 275 students; www.jemicyschool.org.
• Katherine Thomas School, 9975 Medical Center Dr., Rockville 20850; 301-738-9691. Multigraded preK–11th grade for children with learning and language disabilities; $20,570. 160 students; www.ttlc.org.
• Leary School, 7100 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill 20745; 301-839-5486. 6th–12th grade for children with learning or emotional problems or multiple handicaps; tuition paid by jurisdiction; 43 students; www.learyschool.org.
• Lourie Center School, 12301 Academy Way, Rockville 20852; 301-984-4444. Grades prekindergarten through tenth with emotional and other developmental delays and disabilities; about $32,000, not including additional services. 40 students; www.louriecenter.org.
• Phillips School-Laurel, 8920 Whiskey Bottom Rd., Laurel 20723; 301-470-1620; ages 8–21. Program for those with severe emotional and behavioral disabilities; tuition paid by county. 152 students; www.phillipsprograms.org.
• Summit School, 664 E. Central Ave., Edgewater 21037; 410-798-0005 or 301-261-7704. First through eighth grades for children with dyslexia and other learning differences; $25,256; 97 students; www.thesummitschool.org.

VIRGINIA
• Commonwealth Academy, 1321 Leslie Ave., Alexandria; 703-548-6912. For students 6th–12th grades who benefit from classes of ten or fewer students and/or those with learning disabilities or ADHD.; $24,255; 94 students; www.commonwealthacademy.org.
• Dominion School, 5410 Port Royal Rd., Springfield 22151; 703-321-9091. 7th–12th grade for emotionally and learning disabled; tuition paid by locality. 40 students; www.thedominionschool.com.
• **Leary School of Virginia, 6349 Lincolnia Rd., Alexandria 22312; 703-941-8150. For ages 6–22 with learning or emotional problems; tuition paid by local school system. 101 students; www.learyschool.org.
•  Little Keswick School, 500 Little Keswick La., Keswick 22947; 434-295-0457. Therapeutic boarding/special education for boys ages 10–15 with learning or behavioral difficulties; $81,731. 31 students; www.littlekeswickschool.net.
•   Oakland School, Boyd Tavern, Keswick 22947; 434-293-9059. Ungraded for ages 8–14 at time of admission with learning disabilities such as dyslexia; $19,600 (day), $37,000 (boarding). Seven-week summer boarding program, $7,000. 86 students; www.oaklandschool.net.
• Oakwood School, 7210 Braddock Rd., Annandale 22003; 703-941-5788. Ungraded (equivalent of K–8th grade) for bright children with learning differences; $23,900. 114 students; www.oakwoodschool.com.
• Phillips Program for Children and Families, 7010 Braddock Rd., Annandale 22003; 703-941-8810. Also at 8920 Whiskey Bottom Rd., Laurel 20723. For ages 6–21 with level-five emotional, learning, and behavioral disabilities; tuition paid by county. 190 students; www.phillipsprograms.org.
• St. Coletta of Greater Washington, 1901 Independence Ave., SE, Washington, DC 2003; 202-350-8680. For ages 4–22 with mental retardation, autism, and secondary disabilities; tuition paid by local jurisdiction. 300 students; www.stcoletta.org.
•   Timber Ridge School (Leary Educational Foundation), 1463 New Hope Rd., Cross Junction 22625; 540-888-3456. 18-to-24-month residential program for emotionally disturbed, socially maladjusted, or learning disabled boys ages 10–17. Fee for service. 78 students; www.timber-ridge-school.org.

** Denotes 2006–07 information.

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