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Baltimore Lab School

Baltimore Lab School is a coeducational private special needs school for students in grades 1 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Urban


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Baltimore Lab School says

Baltimore Lab School provides an exceptional, college-preparatory education for bright students with learning disabilities in grades 1-12. These disabilities include ADD/ADHD and dyslexia as well as other learning difficulties. Our innovative, arts-infused curriculum is experiential and multidisciplinary, specifically designed to help young learners overcome challenges with reading, spelling, writing, and math, while preparing them for a rewarding range of college and career choices. In addition to mastering core academics, Baltimore Lab School students explore the visual and performing arts, participate in outdoor education and athletics, and gain confidence, self-esteem, and self-awareness.

Students thrive academically and socially in small classes with an exceptionally low teacher/student ratio. Every teacher at Baltimore Lab School is highly trained and certified in special education, diagnostic-prescriptive teaching, and intensive academic remediation; most hold master’s degrees. Every Baltimore Lab School student benefits from one-on-one evaluations and customized academic strategies specifically targeted to his or her needs. Fulltime on-site occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, and psychologists are active in the classroom and offer specialized services in individual and small group sessions.

The Lab Legacy Baltimore Lab School was founded in 2000 as a division of The Lab School of Washington by Sally L. Smith (1929-2007), a pioneer in the field of learning disabilities. She created Baltimore Lab School to provide the same extraordinary opportunities as The Lab School of Washington, which has successfully educated students with learning disabilities since 1967. Sally’s groundbreaking research and writing on art as a gateway to learning and her award-winning Academic Club methodology are the heart of Baltimore Lab School’s approach to education.

Mission Statement

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.

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Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 123
Student Teacher Ratio 6 : 1
Director of Admissions   Annette Fallon


  • Anime - Japanese Animation Club
  • Art Club
  • Basketball
  • Choir
  • Community Service
  • Cooking
  • Cross Country
  • Dance
  • Photography
  • Rock Climbing
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Swimming
  • Track and Field
  • Zumba

Associations & Memberships

State or regional independent school association

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