Laurel Hall is a non-public Type I school designed to provide education services to students with special needs, including emotional disabilities, Autism or multiple handicaps that require sophisticated, highly structured and individualized special education services and any needed psychiatric support services. Our program includes focusing on social skill development and communication for autism spectrum students. We offer programming for students on the certificate track that includes vocational, community and life skills training. Community outings, volunteering and internships are a part of this important programming.
Our education program is designed to foster social and emotional growth and development. All students will receive weekly individual and group therapies as determined by their Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Our program aligns with the other services provided by the student’s Local Education Agency (LEA).
Our schools have been developed to maximize teaching English, Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, and Sciences in a manner consistent with each student’s ability. Credits earned meet the Maryland State Department of Education’s requirements and will be transferred to the student’s LEA for graduation and issuance of a diploma. We enroll students referred from school systems in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. We strive to transition students back into their home school as quickly as possible.
Laurel Hall serves male and female students ages 5-21, in grades K through 12. Accommodations will be made for individual learning styles. Students with secondary disabilities may be served.
Laurel Hall, one of the many mental and behavioral health programs and services offered by Brook Lane, is a member of the Maryland Association of Non-public Special Education Facilities (MANSEF).
Students benefit from small class sizes and a multi-disciplinary team of professionals including certified special education teachers, behavioral specialists, Maryland licensed therapists and nurses. Related services may include psychiatry, art therapy, addictions counseling, family therapy, speech/language and occupational therapy.
We have two Laurel Hall School locations. One is on the main campus in Hagerstown, MD and the other is in Frederick, MD. The Hagerstown school has 10 classrooms, sensory spaces, a library, curriculum resource room, office suite, and a recreational area. Meals are provided in the hospital’s dining hall. The capacity is 90 students in Hagerstown. Take a tour of Laurel Hall, Main Campus.
The Frederick location has nine classrooms, sensory spaces, a library, gym, curriculum resource room, and an office suite. Catered meals are served in a cafeteria on site. The capacity at this location is 50 students. Take a tour of Laurel Hall in Frederick.
Admission to Laurel Hall School begins with an IEP process at the child’s home school. The LEA IEP team will identify students with emotional disabilities and/or multiple handicaps. If the student is in need of a high level of structure and intensive support services, a referral to Laurel Hall is appropriate.
A Laurel Hall representative will meet with referring educational agency representatives and the student’s parents/guardian to assist in developing the IEP. The IEP will be reviewed yearly. For more information regarding admission to one of Brook Lane’s Laurel Hall Schools, contact Kate Byers, Director of Education Services at 301-733-0331 x1278 or firstname.lastname@example.org.