Chelsea School

Get Directions2970 Belcrest Center Drive, Suite 300
Hyattsville, MD 20872
Prince George's County
Referral Contact(s):
Debbie Lourie
Disabilities Served:
04 - speech or language impairment, 08 - other health impairments, 09 - specific learning disabilities
Capacity of Facility:
MSDE Approval Category:
Type I Special Education
Ages Served:
10 - 20
Grade Range:
5 through 12
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:
8:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m. (M, T, W, Th) 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (F)
Length of School/Program Year:
10 month, extended school year
Program Description:
For over 45 years, Chelsea School has prepared students with language-based learning disabilities for higher education. Most of our students have a disability that affects their acquisition of basic reading, writing, and math skills. Additionally, a number of our students have deficits in executive functioning. Our mission is to prepare our students for higher education by providing a school that embeds literacy remediation, technology, and creative teaching practices in all aspects of the curriculum. At Chelsea School, all students receive targeted remediation in reading through our three-tier program. Students are grouped in classes that focus on their specific needs: sound-symbol recognition and decoding, fluency, and comprehension. The rigorous academic program at Chelsea School includes classes in higher level math, science, and technology. Students have the option to choose from three advanced technologies pathways for graduation: computer graphics, information systems management, and television production. Chelsea School also offers a well-balanced educational program that includes after-school enrichment opportunities through various sports and clubs. To prepare students for life after Chelsea, all students complete individualized transition programs based on Maryland’s Career Development Content standards. Over 90% of our graduates attend college or a post-secondary educational program. Our middle and high school programs are approved for funding by Maryland and District of Columbia departments of education.
Related Services:
Speech and language therapy, social skills training, occupational therapy, individual and group counseling, career counseling, academic remediation/study skills, and tutorials.