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Founded in 2000, Baltimore Lab School offers an exceptional academic experience for bright, motivated students with moderate-to-severe learning disabilities. 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.


  • Serving grades 1-12
  • The only college-preparatory school in Baltimore City specializing in learning disabilities education
  • 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
  • The majority of our graduates attend college
  • We use arts as the gateway to learning
  • Technology integrated across all classes (including computers, laptops, tablets, SMARTBoards, and SMARTTables)
  • Digital Arts Lab for graphic design, animation, video production, and more
  • Wide variety of after-school sports and activities
  • Spanish offered in grades 9–12
  • Global and domestic travel and learning opportunities
  • Outstanding off-campus aquatic and sports facilities
  • Member, Chesapeake Conference for Interscholastic Sports
  • Outdoor Education Adventures and opportunities across all grade levels
  • On-site Related Services: speech and language, psychological services, and occupational therapy – including on-site, state-of-the-art OT gym
  • Off-campus internships for grade 12
  • Community Service opportunities and Service Learning projects
  • Active Parents' Association
  • A nonpublic Special Education School approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE)
  • Accredited, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS)
  • Member, Association of Maryland Independent Schools (AIMS)
  • Member, National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • Member, Maryland Association of Nonpublic Special Education Facilities (MANSEF)
  • Certified Maryland Green School by Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE)

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