2940 Point of Rocks Road
Jefferson, MD 21755
06 - emotional disability
Capacity of Facility:
53 residential; 50 day
MSDE Approval Category:
Type I General Education, Type I Special Education
6 through 12
Private Pay Students Accepted:
Before and/or After School Program:
Nurse on-site (full or part time):
Hours of Operation for School Day:
8:30 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.
Length of School/Program Year:
The Jefferson School is a residential treatment center and special education school serving students with a primary disability of emotional disability. The center promotes residential milieu, clinical, special educational and vocational services to youngsters on a 210-acre campus in southern Frederick County.
The program operates a MSDE approved school and a licensed residential treatment center and includes a full size gymnasium, a wood shop, a library/media center, art center, a greenhouse and outdoor planting area within our vocational training center, and a horse barn and riding area for the equine assisted psychotherapy program. In addition, there are dining, recreation and health services areas and a fully equipped OT clinic on site providing traditional OT services as well as sensory integration approaches. We have full time psychiatrist and medical staff available for medication management and psychiatric crisis management for our students who require this service.
The residential units are single gender houses with one house specializing in younger boys with developmental delays and autistic spectrum difficulties. Two of the six residential houses are designated for sexually reactive boys who are educated in a "closely supervised specialty program."
Individual and group psychotherapy, family therapy, social work services, speech therapy, occupational therapy including sensory integration approaches, educational assessment, psychological assessment, psychiatric assessment/medication management, therapeutic recreation services, school health services, behavior management, equine assisted psychotherapy services