for dyslexics, by dyslexics


Maryland Dyslexia Schools

711 Pershing Drive

Silver Spring, MD 20210

(301) 585-1430

Grades: 5-12

About the School: The Chelsea School commitment to providing a superior education to children with learning disabilities, continues today. Our world-class staff of educators are working on the cutting edge of special education research and methodology. The commitment to small classes, individualized multi-sensory instruction, explicit direction and assessment, and intensive reading intervention based on current research is as strong as it was 35 years ago. The Chelsea Reading Department has pioneered and created a reading program anchored on four principles– Profile, Plan, Program, and Performance. This plan is designed to meet the individual needs of all our students and begins on their first day of enrollment. It is the program model of Chelsea School to take every child beyond functional literacy, and into a world where literacy is used to enhance one’s own life and the lives of others.

2409 Creswell Road

Bel Air, MD 21015

(410) 836-1415

Grades: K-8

About the School: The Highlands School is a progressive, state-of-the-art school for bright and creative children in kindergarten through 8th grade with dyslexia, attention deficit and language based learning differences. We instill hope and confidence in students who struggle to learn by fostering a positive and nurturing environment. We focus on teaching our students methods to help them realize their strengths, overcome frustrations, and achieve academic and social success. Our students transition from The Highlands School with life changing skills that empower them to become the innovators and leaders of tomorrow.

Lower and Middle School Campus

11 Celadon Road

Owings Mills, MD 21117

(410) 653-2700

Upper School Campus

11202 Garrison Forest Road

Owings Mills, MD 21117

(410) 653-2700

Grades: 4-12

Mission: Jemicy School educates talented and bright students, struggling with dyslexia or other related language-based learning differences, by addressing both their intellectual strengths and their learning needs. The school utilizes creative, multisensory, and research-based programs and techniques to develop reading, writing, spelling, and organization skills; promote a love of learning, and prepare students for the intellectual and social challenges of college and life.

2220 St. Paul Street

Baltimore, MD 21218

(410) 261-5500

Grades: 1-12

Mission: Baltimore Lab School is an innovative learning community fostering scholarship and creativity in students with different learning styles. In an environment of inquiry and hands-on exploration, Lab School students learn to advocate for themselves as they become engaged and compassionate members of a global society.

About the School: Baltimore Lab School provides an exceptional, college-preparatory education for bright students in grades 1-12 with learning disabilities. These disabilities include ADD/ADHD and dyslexia as well as other learning difficulties.

3257 Bridle Ridge Lane

Stevenson, MD 21153

(410) 580-5551

Grades: K-8

Mission: The Odyssey School provides an excellent education to children five years old through middle school who have been diagnosed with dyslexia and other language learning differences. Odyssey offers an educational program using proven teaching methods, small group instruction, and daily tutoring for individual skill building. Our program is designed to help children reach their full potential by challenging them intellectually while building the self-advocacy skills needed to meet the academic challenges of both high school and post-secondary education. Our Four Pillars of Kindness, Honesty, Respect and Hard Work are the foundation on which The Odyssey School is built.

1300 Forest Glen Road

Silver Spring, MD 20901

(301) 244-3600

Grades: 4-12

Mission: The Siena School offers a rich educational program for bright, college-bound students who are challenged by language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia. Our program is designed for students with mild to moderate needs who experience a discrepancy between their intellectual abilities and academic achievement in one or more areas such as reading, writing, oral expression or math.

About the School: Open dialogue and a joy for learning are at the heart of The Siena School's program. On a daily basis, our teachers evoke and inspire great questions from our students. At Siena, students learn to celebrate their strengths and to recognize that every challenge can provide an opportunity for growth. Siena faculty and staff work collaboratively with students, parents and professionals to create a nurturing but rigorous learning environment. We know our children well and engage them on a daily basis in exciting, intellectual dialogue. Through individualized, multisensory instruction, students develop critical thinking skills and acquire the tools and strategies needed to become successful and independent learners. A positive learning experience inspires our students to have confidence in themselves and in their abilities.

664 East Central Avenue

Edgewater, MD 21037

(410) 798-0005

Grades: 1-8

About the School: The Summit School empowers bright students with dyslexia and other learning differences. We believe that every child has the potential to excel in school and in life. We assume and support the success of every student. At Summit, we have built the ideal climate to help our students achieve success.