The Maryland School For The Blind

3501 Taylor Ave,
Nottingham, MD, 21236-0212
Tel: (410)444-5000
The Maryland School for the Blind is a private, nonprofit school dedicated to educating children and youth from infancy to age 21 who are blind, visually impaired, and multiply disabled.
Each year, the school serves more than 800 students throughout the state.
The Maryland School for the Blind educates children and youth with visual impairments, including those with multiple disabilities, for functional independence.
Children need to laugh and play.
They need to feel good about themselves.
They need to feel part of the world around them, to enjoy a beautiful day, to know that they are part of something larger than themselves.
Children need time to be children.
This is a simple truth that is so obvious that it is often overlooked; however, it is an important part of the daily routine here at The Maryland School for the Blind.
Since we first opened our doors in 1853, we have treated the whole child, not just the disability.
We provide instructional, residential, orientation and mobility, recreational activities, health services, physical, speech and occupational therapies and braille instruction.
We teach all of the basics, including math, reading and science, in addition to the specialized services tailored to meet the needs of our students.
We also understand the role of caring and compassion as it relates to our students.
We make them feel special and important.
We encourage them to try new things, to make new friends, to expand their horizons.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Private Special Education Centers
Other associations(s) for exceptional children
State or regional independent school association
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12

Student Body

Total Students 162 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 59%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade The Maryland School For The Blind Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is New Directions Academy (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Michael The Archangel School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Ursula School (1.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Baltimore St. Michael The Archangel School
    (Roman Catholic)
    10 Willow Ave
    Baltimore , MD , 21206
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.8  mi  |  340  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Parkville St. Ursula School
    (Roman Catholic)
    8900 Harford Rd
    Parkville , MD , 21234
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.2  mi  |  641  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Baltimore Hamilton Christian Center
    (Assembly of God)
    6508 Old Harford Rd 12
    Baltimore , MD , 21214
    (Assembly of God)
    1.2  mi  |  49  students  |  Gr.  K-4
  • Baltimore
    Calvary Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    2625 E Northern Pkwy
    Baltimore , MD , 21214
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    1.3  mi  |  115  students  |  Gr.  K-6
  • Nottingham St. Peters Christian Day School
    (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    7910 Belair Rd
    Nottingham , MD , 21236
    (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    1.4  mi  |  95  students  |  Gr.  K-6

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