14299 Benedictine Lane
Ridgely, MD 21660-1434
Julie Hickey, Education Director
Scott Evans, Executive Director
Cindy Thornton, Admissions Coordinator
01 - intellectual disability, 10 - multiple disabilities, 14 - autism
Capacity of Facility:
72 residential; 3 day
MSDE Approval Category:
Type I Special Education
5 - 21
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 3:00 p.m.
Length of School/Program Year:
The Benedictine School is a 12-month day and residential facility for autistic, intellectually disabled, and multi-disabled children and youth, ages 5 to 21. Founded by the Benedictine Sisters, the school is located on 500 acres in Caroline County on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Benedictine's approach to individuals with developmental disabilities is the creation of a supportive and therapeutic environment in which to foster the development of the whole person and to assist the individual in maximizing present and potential strengths. The mission is "helping children and adults with developmental disabilities achieve their greatest potential." This mission is achieved through educational, social and vocational tasks in classroom, residential, vocational, and community settings.
Educational, residential, psychological, social work, communication services, home management, individual and group counseling, vocational programs