Due to the continued closure of schools announced by the Maryland Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon, The Foundation Schools will be closed through Friday, April 24th as part of efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. Closing schools will help limit potential exposure to COVID-19 and enhance the ability to protect the well-being of everyone. The Foundation Schools’ Administrative Team will be contacting parents regarding the plans for instruction. Please stay home and stay healthy. We can’t wait to see our students again soon! 

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Thank you Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament for supporting our 2020 Benefit via DonationMatch! Stay tuned for updates on our Benefit and when you can make your bid on 2 tickets to any show. ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament for supporting our 2020 Benefit via DonationMatch! Stay tuned for updates on our Benefit and when you can make your bid on 2 tickets to any show.

Explaining the current crisis to your child can be a necessary but difficult conversation. Use these tips from Children's Mental Health Matters to ease your child's concerns and start a dialogue on how to support each other. ... See MoreSee Less

Explaining the current crisis to your child can be a necessary but difficult conversation. Use these tips from Childrens Mental Health Matters to ease your childs concerns and start a dialogue on how to support each other.Image attachment

It's natural to feel extra stressed these days. De-stressing doesn't have to be complicated though- Children's Mental Health Matters has created a checklist of 5 easy strategies to decrease stress while still practicing social distancing.On week two of Mental Health Monday, we're sharing resources on stress and anxiety:

Our lives have been turned upside down. The days seem to run together now that many of us struggle to manage parenting, classwork, jobs, or even job loss. As families begin to feel the stress that comes with a global pandemic and massive shifts in daily routine, how do they know when that stress has become something more concerning? Long-term stress may develop into anxiety at any age. And, too much stress or anxiety can affect our ability to think clearly.

🖱For 5 simple ways that adults and children can decrease stress while practicing social distancing + resources to support families and educators visit our website to read more: www.childrensmentalhealthmatters.org/resources/mentalhealthmondays/

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Its natural to feel extra stressed these days. De-stressing doesnt have to be complicated though- Childrens Mental Health Matters has created a checklist of 5 easy strategies to decrease stress while still practicing social distancing.

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April 2, 2020

 Our Students’ Success

  Read about what our students and alumni have accomplished in the sciences, arts, and more! Alumnus Rajon Jackson reflects on his time with The Foundation Schools and how he overcame adversity. We are so proud of the work we have done together and look forward to creating more stories of success in the future!

April 2, 2020

Success Stories

Students come to The Foundation Schools with many interests and aspirations. We are honored to showcase the accomplishments of our students and alumni, and to continue to inspire our community. We can’t wait to get back to creating successes for our wonderful students!

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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 learning challenges. Our vision is that all students experience success.

All of our teachers are certified in special education or 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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