Salem School

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Frostburg, MD 21532-6040
Garrett County
Referral Contact(s):
Dana McGregor
Disabilities Served:
01 - intellectual disability, 04 - speech or language impairment, 06 - emotional disability, 08 - other health impairments, 09 - specific learning disabilities, 10 - multiple disabilities
Capacity of Facility:
MSDE Approval Category:
Type I Special Education, Type III
Ages Served:
6 - 21
Grade Range:
1 through 12 - Type III, 2 through 11 - Type I
Private Pay Students Accepted:
Before and/or After School Program:
Nurse on-site (full or part time):
Wheelchair Accessible:
Hours of Operation for School Day:
8:15 a.m. to 3:35 p.m.
Length of School/Program Year:
10 month, extended school year, 6 week summer school
Program Description:
In addition to its residential program, the Maryland Salem Children’s Trust provides a nonpublic educational program, the Salem School, which is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education. The school serves two different populations of students. Salem School’s Transition Program provides a continuation of instruction for male and female students, grades 1 -12, between the ages of five and twenty-one. Although students with special education needs may be placed in this program, Salem’s Transition Program is not a special education program. Salem School’s Full-day Special Education Program provides special education and related services to male and female students, grades 2-11, between the ages of six and twenty-one. Students accepted into this program include those diagnosed as seriously emotionally disabled, learning disabled, intellectually impaired, or multi-handicapped. These students have an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) developed for them using grade appropriate curriculum and materials. Salem School will not accept students diagnosed as severely intellectually impaired, deaf, blind, or severely orthopedically impaired.
Related Services:
Psychotherapy/counseling, speech and language therapy, psychological services, psychiatric services, occupational therapy and physical therapy.