Baltimore Lab School addresses the needs of children with average to superior intelligence who, through evaluation by a qualified specialist, have been determined to have – or to be at risk for – a specific learning disability and AD(H)D.
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, visit scheduling, 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 packet consists of the application form (PDF or paper) OR an online application (log into the website) and the following documents:
The complete report of a current Psychoeducational Evaluation (which must have been done within 2-3 years of submission of application)
Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 (if applicable)
Speech/Language and Occupational Therapy testing (if applicable)
Non-refundable $50 free 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.
Third Thursday Breakfast Tour
See our vibrant, joyful, rigorous school in action! Open to parents and professionals. Light breakfast, coffee, and inspiration will be served.
Note: The first tour of the school year is not on a 3rd Thursday but the 4th Thursday because school is closed on the 21st.
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.