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Check out our new mural at The Foundation School of Montgomery County created by our students and staff! Whatever we are up against, working together shows us we are not alone. ... See MoreSee Less

Check out our new mural at The Foundation School of Montgomery County created by our students and staff! Whatever we are up against, working together shows us we are not alone.

Preparing our students for the real world, one day at a time. Thanks to our amazing teachers and staff, our students are given the tools they need to learn how to become successful students and citizens. #StaffShoutOut to our wonderful teacher at The Foundation Learning Center for sharing her thoughts on the important role she plays!

Click the link to see our current openings across our three special education programs serving students in the Washington DC metro area: tinyurl.com/57eu6ecf
... See MoreSee Less

Preparing our students for the real world, one day at a time. Thanks to our amazing teachers and staff, our students are given the tools they need to learn how to become successful students and citizens. #StaffShoutout to our wonderful teacher at The Foundation Learning Center for sharing her thoughts on the important role she plays! 
 
Click the link to see our current openings across our three special education programs serving students in the Washington DC metro area: https://tinyurl.com/57eu6ecf

News

May 16, 2022

Our students are transitioning to their next steps while navigating the challenges the pandemic has created for post-graduation life. Although their emotional disabilities can put them at a disadvantage when entering the competitive workforce, we know with support they can accomplish great things. Help us pave the way forward by being a contributor to the […]

May 2, 2022

Promoting Children’s Mental Health this May

During the pandemic, 55% of children felt sad, depressed, or unhappy. To let them know you care you can become a champion for mental health by participating alongside The Foundation Schools and the Maryland campaign Children’s Mental Health Matters! For over 20 years, the Maryland Health Association and Maryland Coalition of Families have partnered with […]

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Our Students

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Our Staff

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For more than 47 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.”

    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 School 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 School in Montgomery County (FSMC) helped me accomplish my goal of graduating high school.”

    Tiera I.

  • “You’re always there for me. Thanks for the help all year staying by my side.”

    High school student

9 to 2 Student to Staff Ratio