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August 1, 2017
2017 School Supplies Drive!

Today is the first day of The Foundation Schools’ annual school supplies drive! Nearly 80 percent of our students live in poverty while struggling with emotional and behavioral disabilities. You can provide the tools and confidence they need to succeed this upcoming school year! We will be collecting school supplies during the entire month of […]

Alumni Spotlight

The Foundation Schools’ annual benefit was held on Thursday, March 30 at The University of Maryland Riggs Alumni Center. The event raised vital funds and awareness of the impact The Foundation Schools has on students’ lives.  This year’s program featured Rajon Jackson, an alumnus of The Foundation School of Montgomery County.  This video, created by […]

June 8, 2017
Save the Date for Do More 24!

On June 8, The Foundation Schools will join 600 local nonprofits in Do More 24 to raise funds for 24 hours. Just $24 can help our students with severe emotional disabilities have a brighter future. Visit DoMore24.org to learn more, and bookmark our page DoMore24.org/npos/the-foundation-schools for when the big day arrives!          […]

February 22, 2017
You are Invited!

Please join us at our 2017 Benefit as we “Build a Foundation to Empower the Future” with an exciting silent auction, special guests, student performances, fantastic student art and more!   Sponsorship opportunities available on our sponsor page. Please contact Kelli Kunert at kkunert@foundationschools.org or 301-881-0078 for more information. For contributions of $500 or more, donors are eligible to receive Maryland […]

December 6, 2016
Looking to Spread Holiday Cheer?

This time of year can be particularly difficult for our students and families in need, as more than 80 percent live below the poverty line. However, we have the power the brighten their holidays by supporting the 2016 TFS Holiday Drive!  For a list of drop-off locations, please email Sara Beegoo at SBeegoo@foundationschools.org To download and share […]

11/29/16
Giving Tuesday 24-Hour Fundraising Challenge!

#EmpowertheFuture success of our students with emotional and behavioral disabilities by providing them with career and college opportunities and resources through the *Career Connections program! Will you help? More than 80 percent of The Foundation Schools  students from across the greater Washington area live in poverty, but today you can bridge the gap to ensure […]

October 20, 2016
Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive!

Click HERE to download the official flyer Click HERE to download the donation form You can donate online by visiting: https://www.givedirectcharity.org/donate/?cid=4775 (Select “Foundation Links” as the program area as the Drive is coordinated through this program for students who lack basic needs and therapeutic support) Thank you for your support of our students!

September 17, 2016
A Night Out Supporting Our Students!

** 9/9/16 Event Update from CaribUnited** Equinox September 2016 Event:   It is with the greatest sadness that due to unforeseen circumstances we have to cancel this year’s Equinox “The Formal All-Inclusive” event.  All who had made advance purchases for the event will receive a full refund.    This cancellation without a doubt is a sad moment […]

October 3, 2016
Remembering Dr. John Meeks, Founder of The Foundation Schools

“It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Dr. John Meeks, the Founder of The Foundation Schools. He passed away at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Dr. Meeks, the inspiration and founder of The Foundation Schools, was devoted to the mission of our programs and a champion of the students we serve. He left behind a […]

August 8, 2016
School Supplies Needed!

Click HERE to donate online Thank you so much for your generosity for our students in need!

For more than 40 years, The Foundation Schools has been providing innovative programs and support services that address the educational, social and mental health needs of children and adolescents with emotional disabilities and autism. Our vision is that all students experience success.

All of our teachers are certified in special education and in their content area. 

  • “I highly recommend The Foundation Schools. Talking from experience, we received the best. There was no question that went unanswered by the exceptional staff.”

    Ms. Felecia Taylor

  • “I know the people sitting here today and those that support you feel the same way about you. They believe in us. Let’s make them proud and give our lives everything that we have to give, because you never know what good things may come out of them. Let’s give our lives everything that we have to give, because you never know what good things may come out of them.”

    Shakia P (Valedictorian , class of 2015)

  • “Coming to The Foundation Schools gave me the new start I needed and I was ready. Things just seemed to keep getting better. Where I previously had negative school experiences, at The Foundation Schools, I was connecting with people that would eventually change my life and my attitude about my education. With the guidance and support I received, I finally felt that I could have a productive, fruitful future if I kept working and kept the commitment I made to myself to get to this stage. Even though I liked the school, many days my behaviors got the best of me, but the staff saw me through and they did not give up on me, even on my worst days.”

    Christina R (graduation remarks)

  • “I have been going to school more often. The instruction here at The Foundation Schools in Montgomery County (FSMC) is different than the public school that didn’t have the right tools. Without FSMC, I would not be going to school.”

    Luke J.

  • “The Foundation Schools in Montgomery County (FSMC) helped me accomplish my goal of graduating high school.”

    Tiera I.

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