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Benedictine School, The

Map14299 Benedictine Lane
Ridgely, MD 21660
  • Education


Students ages 5-21 with intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities and autism.

School's Approach

Functional academics; vocational transition; psychological services, O.T., PT, adaptive PE, speech therapy, 24-hr. nursing, psychiatric services, counseling, social work, aquatics, home life skills, recreation & leisure skills, library, art, comprehensive & well-integrated educational & residential program.

Additional Information:

Disabilities Served: All / many disabilities
Asperger syndrome
Emotional/behavioral disorder
Learning disability / ADHD
Neurological impairment
Pervasive development disorder
Location (state-county): Nationwide
Offers residential program: yes
Services Offered: Vocational Training
Enrollment: 92
Grades or ages of school: ages 5-21
Staff:student ratio: 1:4 (day); 1:3 (residential)
Gender of students: coed
Offers summer camp, program or school: yes
Paid Blurb 2015-2016: no
Paid Blurb 2016-2017: no
Update 2015-16: yes
Update 2016-17: no
Transportation provided: no
Tuition structure (% FAPE reimbursement/financial aid offered, etc.): FAPE reimbursement, social services, private, limited financial aid
Tuition structure: FAPE
Adaptive tech used: low tech-high tech devices, Ipad, smartboard, touch screen computers
Learning strategies/therapies utilized: Individualized for student (see website)
Support services/therapies offered: OT, PT, Speech, Counseling, Psychiatric, Nursing
Support services: Counseling
Music therapy
Occupational therapy
Physical therapy
School nurse
Speech therapy
Vocational/life skills: Life skills
Vocational training
Extracurriculars offered: Vocational training on and off campus (www.benschool.org) Life skills focus in education and residential program; basketball, soccer, speed skating, horseback riding, swimming
Extracurriculars offered: Sports
Specific learning strategies, support services or vocational programs not listed above: STARS (Structured Teaching Approach for Readiness Skills), Residential, Summer program
Paid Blurb 2016: no
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