The Arrow Center for Education Tangram

Get Directions8830 Orchard Tree Lane
Towson, MD 21286
Baltimore County
Referral Contact(s):
Mark Rapaport
Disabilities Served:
08 - other health impairments, 09 - specific learning disabilities, 10 - multiple disabilities, 14 - autism
Capacity of Facility:
MSDE Approval Category:
Type I Special Education
Ages Served:
Grade Range:
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:
8:15 to 2:45
Length of School/Program Year:
12 month
Program Description:
The Arrow Center for Education Tangram is a nonpublic day school designed to provide full-day special education and related services to a maximum of 45 students ages 8 to 21. Elementary School grades 3 through 5, middle school grades 6 through 8, and secondary school grades 9 through 12 are offered at The Arrow Center for Education Tangram. The primary goal of the educational program is to help students reach their potential in the areas of academics, communication behavior, social skills, and life skills. The school employs evidence-based practices such as those established through Applied Behavior Analysis. A full time BCBA is available and oversees and monitors student behavioral success. A psychiatrist is available for assessment and medication management at family request. Community and vocational goals are reinforced through a rich schedule of community based instruction, and students, when ready, participate in pre-vocational and vocational activities both in and off-site. A sensory movement and a sensory calming room is available to students with sensory diet needs, and a small model apartment allows for the practice of activities of daily living. In this therapeutic, treatment-oriented context, each student is tested, identified, and treated as a unique, individual learner.
Related Services:
Speech/language services are integrated within the program design. One to ones are provided as the IEP designates, but the overall program model emphasizes a very rich staff to student ratio for all students. Occupational and physical therapy is provided, as needed, through consistent contractors. Service delivery occurs in the classroom in a collaborative model with the special educator and the related service provider.