Who We Serve

Baltimore Lab School provides an exceptional, college-preparatory education for bright students in grades 1-12 with learning disabilities.
Students with learning disabilities are bright – many are exceptionally intelligent. But because of the way their brains are wired they process academic material differently from their peers. This neurological difference makes it difficult to learn information that’s presented in a conventional manner. Although learning difficulties manifest most apparently in the classroom, their impact stretches well beyond academics. Left undiagnosed or untreated, learning disabilities can erode self-confidence and hamper the social development of a young person. That’s hurtful for children – and the families that love them.

At Baltimore Lab School, we know that every child can learn. Our role is to tap your son or daughter’s academic talents and discover how he or she learns best. With our non-traditional teaching methods and our innovative strategies, we help students enhance their academic strengths, compensate for their learning differences, self-advocate with confidence, and prepare for a rewarding “Life After Lab.”

Did you know?

  • Learning disabilities are common. According to the National Institutes of Health, 15% of Americans have a learning difficulty of some nature.
  • Learning difficulties tend to run in families.
  • The most common learning disabilities are language-based, making reading, writing, and spelling difficult. 80% of students with learning disabilities find reading a challenge.
  • Difficulty with sensory-motor integration, motor planning and coordination, and executive functioning are common side effects of learning disabilities.
  • Attention disorders, such as ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) and ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), are not learning disabilities, although they frequently occur in tandem with learning disabilities.

Lower School, Grades 1-5

Middle School, Grades 6-8

High School, Grades 9-12

Founded by visionary educator Sally L. Smith in 2000, Baltimore Lab School educates bright, motivated children in Grades 1-12 with learning disabilities like dyslexia, ADHD, and more. Through our innovative, arts-based curriculum, our students go on to succeed in college and careers.