The Ridge School | Rockville, MD - Adventist HealthCare

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The Ridge School

The Ridge School

The Ridge School is a special education day school for students in grades 6 through 12 with emotional disabilities, learning disabilities, and other behavioral health impairments.

A Therapeutic Learning Community

We strive to create a therapeutic learning community that is based on the belief that all students can learn in a school environment that promotes respect, scholarship, integrity, and physical and emotional safety.

Our interdisciplinary school team consists of:

  • IEP Coordinator
  • Certified special education teachers
  • Licensed social workers
  • Teacher assistants
  • Behavior support staff
  • 1:1 classroom aides
  • Testing and assessment coordinator

Interdisciplinary School Team

Our school’s interdisciplinary team empowers students to grow beyond behaviors that have interfered with their school success and prevented them from establishing and maintaining healthy relationships with adults and peers. Students learn to better understand their own learning challenges and identify successful ways to compensate for their learning differences.

We are a community that teaches respect for diversity and promotes a physically and emotionally safe school environment.

Psychoeducational Services

Our psychoeducational services include:

  • Individual and group counseling
  • Special education and clinical services through the implementation of each student’s Individual Education Program (IEP)
  • Behavior management support and crisis intervention
  • Social skills training
  • Career and transition planning
  • Licensed speech and language therapy
  • Licensed occupational therapy
  • Family case management services
  • Support for mainstreaming

Maryland State Department of Education Approved

The Ridge School is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education. Students earn credit they need in order to meet the requirements for graduation from their local school system.

Main: 301-217-5412

Hours of Operation

8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM