The Katherine Thomas School

The Katherine Thomas School is an independent day school for students, preschool through grade 12, with language and learning disabilities and high functioning autism.
The school’s mission is to enable students with these disabilities to reach their full potential through a multi-sensory, developmental, language-intensive curriculum.
We address the individual needs of each student to facilitate success at home, school and in the community.
At the Katherine Thomas School we believe and try to make it a reality that each child reaches his or her potential and fulfills their dreams.
Our hope and gift to our students is our commitment to instill a love of learning, a deep appreciation for school and a curiosity and thirst for knowledge.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 131 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
language, learning and sensory-motor disabilities and/or mild to moderate autism.
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
131 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
35%
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade
The Katherine Thomas School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
43 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
3:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • The Katherine Thomas School is an independent day school for students, preschool through grade 12, with language and learning disabilities and high functioning autism. The school’s mission is to enable students with these disabilities to reach their full potential through a multi-sensory, developmental, language-intensive curriculum. We address the individual needs of each student to facilitate success at home, school and in the community. At the Katherine Thomas School we believe and try to make it a reality that each child reaches his or her potential and fulfills their dreams. Our hope and gift to our students is our commitment to instill a love of learning, a deep appreciation for school and a curiosity and thirst for knowledge.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
KTS is helping my son in wonderful ways. Academically, Socially, and Emotionally the school and its staff are helping him grow, develop, and master critical skills and content. KTS is a wonderful school with outstanding staff.
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5  
My daughter transferred here in 8th grade and it was a wonderful change. She Ives in school and has been pushed and supported in a way that is remarkable.
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5  
KTS helped our child enormously. She attended from pre-K through grade 1 and received three years of concentrated help with social thinking, pragmatic language, and OT. She is now in a mainstream private school performing at the top of her class. KTS offers a team of professionals to help each child -- in the early grades there are nearly as many adults in the room as kids -- and the speech pathologists are especially skilled. Best of all, the kids feel happy, safe and fulfilled as they are improving vital skills. KTS works hard to put together classes of peers that all have something positive to offer one another; watching those bonds form is really beautiful. We initially had some misgivings with going the special ed route, but the help KTS provided us justified our decision, and now our child is thriving at a typical school.
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5  
Have a daughter on the high end of Autism Spectrum and we were looking for a smaller learning environment for Middle School and we found it here. With MCPS she had been switched to consult status for OT and Speech, at KTS she has both again plus counselling. Her reading has quadrupled, she has read 8 books and done a written or oral report on each (1st semester is not over yet)! The true team approach is great at KTS.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 131 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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