Oak Hill House School
12806 Independence Rd.
Clear Spring, MD 21722-1519
Capacity of Facility:
MSDE Approval Category:
Type I General Education
7 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:
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Length of School/Program Year:
Oak Hill House is a group home whose primary goal is to provide youth with a safe and supportive environment that will prepare them to successfully reenter the community and continue to function as active and responsible members of the community. The therapeutic approach is based on the Reality Therapy model with emphasis on current behavior. Residents are confronted with their problematic behaviors and are expected to develop responsibly for their actions. The goals of the program include improving self-esteem, modifying negative behavior, improving interpersonal skills, and improving decision making. Oak Hill House also operates a Type I nonpublic school on grounds. The overall program goals are incorporated into the school program in addition to learning to function successfully in school. Residents earn the privilege to transition to public school based on their behavioral and academic progress. While the Oak Hill House School is not special education accredited, residents??? Individualized Education Programs (IEP???s) can be implemented at the request of the public school. The public school provides screening, evaluations, consultation, and monitoring for special education students.
All residents participate in individual and group therapy. Family therapy is provided bi-monthly. All residents and their families participate