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We’re starting off our #ProgramofTheWeek series with our Behavior Management program. The Foundation Schools' behavior management system teaches our students specific social skills and gives them opportunities to put them into practice during the school day. Through a points/level system, students are rewarded for reaching their individual behavior goals! Students are also responsible for monitoring their own behavior in conjunction with feedback from staff, creating a collaborative model in the classroom.

After receiving a certain number of points, students receive rewards like a visit to the school store or exciting field trips outside of school. We are proud to offer individualized support to encourage our students to make positive behavior choices!
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We’re starting off our #ProgramofTheWeek series with our Behavior Management program. The Foundation Schools behavior management system teaches our students specific social skills and gives them opportunities to put them into practice during the school day. Through a points/level system, students are rewarded for reaching their individual behavior goals! Students are also responsible for monitoring their own behavior in conjunction with feedback from staff, creating a collaborative model in the classroom. 

After receiving a certain number of points, students receive rewards like a visit to the school store or exciting field trips outside of school. We are proud to offer individualized support to encourage our students to make positive behavior choices!

Welcome back to school! We’re so happy to have everyone back in our hallways. As we meet new faces this year, we would like to reintroduce ourselves and some of the wrap-around programs offered at The Foundation Schools. Each week, we’ll be highlighting one of our specialized programs to show you the amazing work our staff do for our students with emotional disabilities and autism. ... See MoreSee Less

Welcome back to school! We’re so happy to have everyone back in our hallways. As we meet new faces this year, we would like to reintroduce ourselves and some of the wrap-around programs offered at The Foundation Schools. Each week, we’ll be highlighting one of our specialized programs to show you the amazing work our staff do for our students with emotional disabilities and autism.

Looks like our Summer Session students enjoyed their day of sensory play with foam! Did you know that sensory play helps individuals with autism respond better to sensory information which helps them in a variety of areas like language development, motor skills, information retention and more? We were happy to see the smiles on their faces that day. ... See MoreSee Less

Looks like our Summer Session students enjoyed their day of sensory play with foam! Did you know that sensory play helps individuals with autism respond better to sensory information which helps them in a variety of areas like language development, motor skills, information retention and more? We were happy to see the smiles on their faces that day.

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August 12, 2022

The Back to School Drive Has Started!

Our Back to School Drive is here and you can help our students with emotional disabilities and autism start the school year strong! As you know, the pandemic has led to significant learning loss for students in special education. In response, our team of dedicated staff have requested specific items catered to promote our students’ academic […]

August 4, 2022

August 9th Hiring Event!

We are looking for professional, dedicated, and caring candidates to join our team at The Foundation School of Montgomery County and the new Foundation School program that will be located at The Blair G. Ewing Center for the upcoming school year! Join us next Tuesday at our hiring event located at The Foundation School of […]

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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