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Founded in 2000, Baltimore Lab School offers an exceptional academic experience for bright, motivated students with learning disabilities and/OR ADHD. Developed as a division of The Lab School of Washington – the first school of its kind in the nation – our school enjoys a worldwide reputation for transforming lives as we guide students on the path to success.



  • Founded by Sally L. Smith in 2000
  • Developed as a division of The Lab School of Washington, founded 1967
  • Became fully independent from The Lab School of Washington in 2014
  • Serving grades 1-12
  • Prepares students for college & career with the majority of our graduates accepted to college
  • Uses arts as the gateway to learning
  • Integrates technology across all classes (including computers, laptops, tablets, SMARTBoards, and SMARTTables)
  • Incorporates our Digital Arts Lab for graphic design, animation, video production, and more
  • Supports a wide variety of after-school sports and activities
  • Offers Spanish in grades 9–12
  • Plans global and domestic travel and learning opportunities
  • Accesses outstanding off-campus aquatic and sports facilities
  • Integrates outdoor education adventures and opportunities across all grade levels
  • Offers on-site Related Services: speech and language, psychological services, and occupational therapy – including on-site, state-of-the-art OT gym
  • Sponsors off-campus internships for grade 12
  • Ensures community service opportunities and Service Learning projects
  • Accredited, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS)
  • Member, Association of Maryland Independent Schools (AIMS)
  • Member, Maryland Association of Nonpublic Special Education Facilities (MANSEF)
  • A nonpublic Special Education School approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE)
  • Certified Maryland Green School by Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE)
  • Active Parents' Association