Katherine Thomas School

9975 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, MD 20850-0208
Tel: (301)738-9691
Grades: PK-12 | 98 students
The Katherine Thomas School is an independent day school for students, preschool through grade 12, with language and learning disabilities and high functioning autism.
The school’s mission is to enable students with these disabilities to reach their full potential through a multi-sensory, developmental, language-intensive curriculum.
We address the individual needs of each student to facilitate success at home, school and in the community.
At the Katherine Thomas School we believe and try to make it a reality that each child reaches his or her potential and fulfills their dreams.
Our hope and gift to our students is our commitment to instill a love of learning, a deep appreciation for school and a curiosity and thirst for knowledge.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other associations(s) for exceptional children
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported language, learning and sensory-motor disabilities and/or mild to moderate autism.

Student Body

Total Students 98 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
33%
State avg.: 35%
Students by Grade Katherine Thomas School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling

School Notes

  • The Katherine Thomas School is an independent day school for students, preschool through grade 12, with language and learning disabilities and high functioning autism. The school’s mission is to enable students with these disabilities to reach their full potential through a multi-sensory, developmental, language-intensive curriculum. We address the individual needs of each student to facilitate success at home, school and in the community. At the Katherine Thomas School we believe and try to make it a reality that each child reaches his or her potential and fulfills their dreams. Our hope and gift to our students is our commitment to instill a love of learning, a deep appreciation for school and a curiosity and thirst for knowledge.

Profile last updated: 09/16/2015

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School Reviews

KTS helped our child enormously. She attended from pre-K through grade 1 and received three years of concentrated help with social thinking, pragmatic language, and OT. She is now in a mainstream private school performing at the top of her class. KTS offers a team of professionals to help each child -- in the early grades there are nearly as many adults in the room as kids -- and the speech pathologists are especially skilled. Best of all, the kids feel happy, safe and fulfilled as they are improving vital skills. KTS works hard to put together classes of peers that all have something positive to offer one another; watching those bonds form is really beautiful. We initially had some misgivings with going the special ed route, but the help KTS provided us justified our decision, and now our child is thriving at a typical school.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
Have a daughter on the high end of Autism Spectrum and we were looking for a smaller learning environment for Middle School and we found it here. With MCPS she had been switched to consult status for OT and Speech, at KTS she has both again plus counselling. Her reading has quadrupled, she has read 8 books and done a written or oral report on each (1st semester is not over yet)! The true team approach is great at KTS.
- Posted by Parent, 12/11/12

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