The Odyssey School

3257 Bridle Ridge Lane
Stevenson, MD 21153-0212
Tel: (410)580-5551
Grades: K-8 | 168 students
The Odyssey School provides a high quality education in a lower and middle school setting for children 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
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia/Language learning differences
Year Founded 1994

Student Body

Total Students 168 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
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
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 $31,000
Tuition Notes No additional cost for school supplies
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Adrianne Cusick


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track and FieldBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryDance,
Track and Field


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
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