The Maryland School For The Blind

3501 Taylor Ave
Baltimore, MD 21236-0212
Tel: (410)444-5000
Grades: PK-12 | 176 students
The Maryland School for the Blind (MSB) is a private, nonprofit school dedicated to educating children and youth from infancy to age 21 who are blind, visually impaired, and multiply disabled.
The school was founded in 1853 and our 100 acre campus is located in northeast Baltimore.  Each year, MSB serves more than 1,000 students throughout all 24 Maryland jurisdictions through our on-campus and outreach programs. As a statewide resource center, MSB provides outreach, educational and residential services for students to reach their fullest potential by preparing them with the abilities to be as successful, independent and well-rounded contributing members of their communities as possible.  The Maryland College and Career Ready Standards establish what our students need to know at targeted intervals during their K-12 education.  Maryland’s College and Career-Ready Standards incorporate the Common Core State Standards and are built on high-quality academic expectations in English/Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics that define the knowledge and skills all students should master by the end of each grade level.  MSB also incorporates the Baltimore County Public Schools Curriculum (BCPS), Unique Learning System (ULS), along with the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) into our various K-12 classrooms.

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
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1853

Student Body

Total Students 176 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade The Maryland School For The Blind Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 44 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admissions Director Ruth Ann Hynson


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Cheering, Swimming, Track and Field, WrestlingCheeringSwimming,
Track and FieldWrestling,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Arts Ideas Sudbury School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Early Learning & Development Center Inc (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Early Learning & Development Center Inc (0.6 miles away)
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  • Baltimore
    Grades: PK-KG | 6 students
    0.6 miles
    7412 Harford Rd
    Baltimore, MD 21234
  • Baltimore
    Grades: PK-8 | 247 students
    0.8 miles
    10 Willow Ave
    Baltimore, MD 21206
  • Baltimore
    Hamilton Christian Center
    (Assembly of God)
    Grades: PK-3 | 43 students
    1.2 miles
    6508 Old Harford Rd 12
    Baltimore, MD 21214
  • Parkville
    St. Ursula School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 641 students
    1.2 miles
    8900 Harford Rd
    Parkville, MD 21234
  • Baltimore
    Calvary Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-5 | 118 students
    1.3 miles
    2625 E Northern Pkwy
    Baltimore, MD 21214

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