The Strawbridge School

Strawbridge SchoolThe Strawbridge School gives students in grade 2 hrough age 21 the tools, structure, curriculum and overall successful academic experience to secure their educational foundation.

Opened in 1994 on the Board of Child Care’s Baltimore campus, The Strawbridge School is a nonpublic school licensed by the Maryland State Department of Education and accredited by the National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services. The school operates the following programs:

  • The Type I program is a private special and regular education day school program serving students primarily with emotional and behavioral disabilities. 
  • The Type III program is a short-term, transitional education program designed to support students living in the Board of Child Care’s short-term residential program.

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A team of teachers and clinicians give students a range of academic and behavioral supports, including individual and group therapy, social work services, psychiatric services and state-certified teaching. The school is organized into three highly structured areas – an elementary & middle school, a high school and a self-contained certificate program.

  • The elementary and middle school programs are self-contained classrooms for grades 2-8. Students are taught all major academic courses, physical education and fine arts.

  • The high school program offers all academic courses, according to referring county requirements, in a therapeutic setting. Students complete high school diploma requirements and four credits in a vocational program.

  • The certificate program is individualized and structured for students unable to meet Maryland High School Diploma requirements. Functional life skills and vocational programming is the focus.

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The Strawbridge School participates in the state initiative of Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS), a process for creating safer and more effective schools. PBIS is a systems approach to enhancing a school's capacity to educate all children by developing research-based, school-wide, and classroom discipline systems. The approach focuses on meeting the needs of all students and staff in all settings.

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Phone: 410-922-2100
Fax: 410-496-5601

3300 Gaither Road
Baltimore, MD 21244

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National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services   Educational Assessment Guidelines Leading toward Excellence (EAGLE)   Council on Accreditation (COA)