Gateway School

Address:
Get Directions5900 Metro Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215
County:
Baltimore City
Phone:
410-318-6780
Fax:
410-318-6754
Website:
Referral Contact(s):
Jill Berie, Educational Director
Disabilities Served:
01 - intellectual disability, 02 - hearing impairment, 03 - deaf, 04 - speech or language impairment, 08 - other health impairments, 10 - multiple disabilities, 14 - autism, 15 - developmental delay
Capacity of Facility:
78
MSDE Approval Category:
Type I Special Education
Ages Served:
2 - 12
Grade Range:
Pre-K through Grade 6
Private Pay Students Accepted:
yes
Setting:
Day
Before and/or After School Program:
yes
Nurse on-site (full or part time):
yes
Wheelchair Accessible:
yes
Hours of Operation for School Day:
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (M,T,Th, F) and 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (W)
Length of School/Program Year:
11 month
Program Description:
Gateway School, a program of The Hearing and Speech Agency, serves children with special communication and learning needs. A comprehensive program of special instruction and related services addresses speech, language and hearing deficits that may interfere with a child’s acquisition of academic and social communication skills, and the development of appropriate social behavior. An inclusive child care and preschool program emphasizes language development, social skills and school readiness for 2, 3, and 4 year olds. Full day and half day enrollment options are available. For older students in Kindergarten through Grade 6, the curriculum incorporates language learning across the core academic subjects. Emphasis is placed on expanding and refining a child’s communication skills to support social/emotional growth and academic progress. Small classes are staffed with a special education teacher and one or more instructional assistants, providing a teacher-student ratio of 1:3 or less. A multidisciplinary team identifies each student’s unique profile of strength and needs, and works closely with parents in the development and implementation of the Individualized Educational Program (IEP). An active Parents’ Association provides families with support and opportunities for parental involvement.
Related Services:
Speech-language therapy, applied behavior analysis, audiology, counseling, music therapy, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, school health services, social work services, and psychological services.
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