The Maryland School For The Blind

  • 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.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial 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
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1853
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students227 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
29%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade The Maryland School For The Blind Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorRuth Ann Hynson

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsCheering, Swimming, Track and Field, WrestlingCheeringSwimming,
Track and FieldWrestling,
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    Davidson School Elwyn Inc
    Special Education School
    Grades: NS-12 | 305 students
    70.6 miles
    111 Elwyn Road
    Media, PA 19063
    (610) 891-2201
    70.6 NS-12
    305
  • Philadelphia
    Overbrook School For The Blind
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    Special Education School
    Grades: PK | 217 students
    80.6 miles
    6333 Malvern Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19151
    (215) 877-0313
    80.6 PK
    217

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The average private school tuition in Maryland is $10,572 for elementary schools and $16,273 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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