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Admissions Process

Baltimore Lab School has a rolling admissions process: we accept applications at any time. However, the usual procedure is to submit an application as early as possible for the following school year. It is to your advantage to apply as early as possible to allow time for application review, scheduling a visit, and completion of the process.

Due to the sensitive nature of application materials (and because faxes are often illegible) please do not fax documents. Please keep originals for your own files; any materials submitted to Baltimore Lab School remain part of our confidential records.

We cannot process incomplete applications. A complete online application (log into the website) and upload the following documents:
  • The complete report of a current Psychoeducational Evaluation (which must have been done within 2-3 years of submission of application) this is a required document 
  • Most recent report card
  • Teacher Evaluation Form of Student Strengths and Needs completed by current teacher(s) or tutor
  • Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 (if applicable)
  • Speech/Language and Occupational Therapy testing (if applicable)
  • Non-refundable $50 fee to cover processing of the application and a review of the records
  • Recent photo of the student (digital photo accepted)
  • If applying for 10th, 11th, 12th grades:
  • most up-to-date official transcript
  • any standardized test reports (HSA, SOL, SSAT, PSAT, SAT, ACT)
  • Letter of Eligibility for Accommodations from: College Board or ACT if previously approved

Only when a complete application packet has been received will the Admissions Committee review the records. If Baltimore Lab School's program seems to be an appropriate fit for the student, s/he will be invited for a classroom visit. Following the student's visit to Baltimore Lab School, an admissions decision will be made by our Admissions Committee. If Baltimore Lab School's program is not appropriate for your child, you will be notified as soon as possible after the Committee has reviewed your application materials.

Baltimore Lab School’s programs and policies are applied with equal consideration to all of its applicants and students. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law. It is the policy of the School to provide reasonable accommodation to admitted students who can meet the academic expectations of the School. Enrollment is conditioned on the student’s ability to participate in the school’s programs, with or without reasonable accommodation. Baltimore Lab School evaluates each need for accommodation on a case-by-case basis, considering the needs of the individual students. However, the School’s programs generally are not designed to support the needs of students with primary emotional difficulties.

Parents unfamiliar with Baltimore Lab School should contact Kelly Keesler at or 410-735-0058 to arrange a visit and tour.




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