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 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 1300 students throughout the state through our on-campus and outreach programs.
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
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12

Student Body

Total Students 176 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 60%
State avg.: 35%
Students by Grade The Maryland School For The Blind Students 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 Schools:

The nearest high school is New Directions Academy (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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