The Odyssey School

3257 Bridle Ridge Lane
Stevenson, MD 21153-0212
Tel: (410)580-5551
Grades: K - 8 | 151 students
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The Odyssey School exists to provide a high quality education in a lower and middle school setting for children with average to exceptional thinking skills who have been diagnosed with dyslexia or other language related learning differences.
Odyssey combines innovative multi-sensory teaching methods, a low student-teacher ratio, small group instruction, and daily periods of tutoring where individualized skill building takes place.Odyssey provides a program delivered within a foundation of the four Pillars of Kindness, Honesty, Respect and Hard Work.
These Pillars are embodied in our efforts to serve our students and the greater community.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia/Language learning differences
Year Founded 1994

Student Body

Total Students 151 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 17%
State avg.: 35%
Students by Grade The Odyssey School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 46%
Average Class Size 9 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Lower School: khaki pants, jumpers, skorts and shorts. Middle School: khaki pants, skirts, boys wear ties. School dress colors: navy, hunter, green and white )

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $29,750
Tuition Notes No additional cost for school supplies
% on Financial Aid 25%
Admissions Director Martha D. Nesbitt
Admissions Associate Lori A. Gordon

Sports

Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Lacrosse, SoccerBasketballCross Country,
DanceLacrosse,
Soccer

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Dance, Drama, Library Club, Literary magazine, Rocketry, Student Government Association, Yearbook Dance, Drama, Library Club, Rocketry, Yearbook, Literary magazine,
Student Government Association,

School Notes:

  • situated on 42 acres in Baltimore County
  • 2:1 or 1:1 student-tutor ratio
  • daily tutoring for 50 minutes within program
  • small group math instruction
  • Character Education Program implemented to build social competency
  • team of speech and language pathologists
  • cross curricular study
  • Program emphasizes Executive Function skills and the application of strategies to facilitate academic success
  • full scale gymnasium and after-school sports
  • dynamic visual arts program
  • smartboard equipped classrooms and middle school laptop program
  • performing arts theater
  • community service and leadership
  • Financial Aid available

Profile last updated: 07/16/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Jemicy School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Jemicy School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Bais Yaakov School For Girls (1.2 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Owings Mills
    Jemicy School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-12 | 323 students
    1.1 miles
    11 Celadon Rd
    Owings Mills, MD 21117
    (410)653-2700
    1.11-12
    323
  • Owings Mills
    Bais Yaakov School For Girls
    All-girls (Jewish)
    Grades: PK-5 | 849 students
    1.2 miles
    11111 Park Heights Ave
    Owings Mills, MD 21117
    (410)363-3300
    1.2PK-5
    849
  • Pikesville
    Grades: 9-12 | 50 students
    1.4 miles
    7310 Park Heights Avenue
    Pikesville, MD 21208
    (410)585-1400
    1.49-12
    50
  • Stevenson
    St. Timothy's School
    All-girls (Episcopal)
    Grades: 9-12 | 165 students
    1.5 miles
    8400 Greenspring Avenue
    Stevenson, MD 21153
    (410)486-7401
    1.59-12
    165
  • Baltimore
    Grades: K-8 | 278 students
    1.8 miles
    8100 Stevenson Rd
    Baltimore, MD 21208
    (410)824-2066
    1.8K-8
    278

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