Maryland School for the Blind

Get Directions3501 Taylor Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21236
Baltimore City
Referral Contact(s):
Ruth Ann Hynson - Outreach Department - 410.444.5000 x1726 Sharon Taylor - Human Resources - 410.444.5000 x1718
Disabilities Served:
05 - visual impairment, 10 - multiple disabilities, 12 - deaf-blindness
Capacity of Facility:
MSDE Approval Category:
Ages Served:
birth - 21
Grade Range:
Pre-primary through 12 and non-graded elementary and secondary
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:
8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Length of School/Program Year:
10 month, extended school year, 4 week summer school
Program Description:
The Maryland School for the Blind is a privately endowed state-aided school established in 1853 to provide educational opportunities to children ages birth to 21 who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities. Headquartered on a 95-acre campus in Baltimore, the school also provides outreach services to public school students from every county in Maryland. Tuition is free for Maryland residents. Daytime and residential programs are available for enrolled students, while outreach students can benefit from a month-long summer program and short-term placements during the school year. A specialized infant and toddler cooperative is available for students birth to three years of age and their families. Referrals are made through local school systems or by parents and physicians for children under the age of three.
Related Services:
Individual and group psychotherapy, family therapy, social casework, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, orientation and mobility, Braille instruction, technology, educational assessment, psychological assessment, neuropsychological assessment, vocational counseling, medication management, school health services, behavior management, 1:1 aides as needed.