The Benedictine School

14299 Benedictine Lane
Ridgely, MD 21660-0216
Tel: (410)634-2112
Grades: K-12 | 75 students
The Benedictine School is a co-ed day and residential school for individuals ages 5-21 with intellectual disabilities, autism and multiple disabilities.
Selected in 2011 as a"School of Excellence" by the National Association of Special Education Teachers, we supplement our comprehensive and well-intergrated educational and residential program with special services, including:psychological, social work, counseling, behavior management, vocational/transitional, speech/language, assistive technology, occupational/physical therapy, 24 hour nursing, medication management, library/media, art, computer training/lab, adaptive physical education, aquatics, home economics, and leisure education and training.
We address the needs of the "whole person" to maximize vocational and community living independence and to develop a contributing member of society.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Council for Exceptional Children
National Association of Private Special Education Centers
Other associations(s) for exceptional children
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1959

Student Body

Total Students 75 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 6 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(khaki pants, Benedictine School shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes varies per yr. and per services
Admissions Director Cindy Thornton
Admissions Associate Gail Newell


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Soccer, SwimmingBasketballSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. photography club photography club,

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Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is The Gunston School (8.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Wesleyan Christian School (8.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Wesleyan Christian School (8.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Centreville
    Grades: 9-12 | 182 students
    8.3 miles
    PO Box 200, 911 Gunston Rd
    Centreville, MD 21617
  • Denton
    Grades: PK-12 | 132 students
    8.3 miles
    Po Box 118
    Denton, MD 21629
  • Centreville
    Wye River Upper School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 9-12 | 47 students
    10.5 miles
    316 S. Commerce St
    Centreville, MD 21617
  • Sudlersville
    Eastern Shore Junior Academy
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    Grades: K-12 | 31 students
    13.2 miles
    407 Dudley Corners Road
    Sudlersville, MD 21668
  • Chestertown
    Guiding Light Christian Academy
    Alternative School (Baptist)
    Grades: PK-12 | 22 students
    14.9 miles
    2210 Dudley Corners Rd
    Chestertown, MD 21661

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