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It’s time for an exciting sneak peek of our auction! events.readysetauction.com/foundationschools/fallauction2021/catalog/items

All proceeds fund holiday meals, clothes, and gifts for our low-income families. Bidding begins Tuesday, October 26 at 12:00 PM.
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It’s time for an exciting sneak peek of our auction! https://events.readysetauction.com/foundationschools/fallauction2021/catalog/items

All proceeds fund holiday meals, clothes, and gifts for our low-income families. Bidding begins Tuesday, October 26 at 12:00 PM.

Our students with autism at The Foundation Learning Center created amazing artwork to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! ... See MoreSee Less

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Tomorrow you can preview our upcoming virtual auction! All proceeds will fund holiday meals, clothes, and gifts for our low-income families. Can you guess what might be up for bid this season? ... See MoreSee Less

Tomorrow you can preview our upcoming virtual auction! All proceeds will fund holiday meals, clothes, and gifts for our low-income families. Can you guess what might be up for bid this season?

News

October 7, 2021

The Foundation Schools Receives $2,000 Grant

Largo, MD – October 7, 2021 – Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded The Foundation Schools a $2,000 grant to support youth literacy initiatives. This local grant award is part of more than $3 million in grants awarded this fall to nearly 760 nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools across the 46 states that Dollar General […]

September 30, 2021

See our alumnus on NBC Washington

Hear Marquette’s story as one of the many young adults overcoming homelessness in Washington DC this year. While a student at The Foundation Schools, Marquette spent years being served by our Foundation Links team navigating leaving his unstable home, locating temporary housing, signing up for government assistance, and receiving basic needs to support himself. As […]

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Our Staff

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For more than 46 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 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.

  • “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