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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 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 […]

August 4th Hiring Event!

We are looking for professional, dedicated, and caring candidates to join our team at The Foundation School in Largo and The Foundation Learning Center for the upcoming school year! Please bring a copy of your resume and be ready to interview on the spot. We can’t wait to meet you! See our current openings here: […]

Best Wishes to the Class of 2022!

It’s with great honor that we invite you to join us in congratulating The Foundation Schools Graduating Class of 2022! Starting at the beginning of their journeys, each student arrived at The Foundation Schools with unique social and emotional struggles that prevented them from being able to succeed in their home school. Today, they are […]

Retirement Message from our Director of Communications and Development

Supporters of The Foundation Schools, For 32 years I have had the honor and privilege of witnessing the courage and determination of our students and our staff. Although it is a difficult decision, I have decided to retire from my position as Director of Communications and Development. My last day will be the most important […]

Fundraising for our Career Connections Program!

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 […]

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 […]

Incentivizing our Students

Maintaining good grades can be a challenge for students struggling with an emotional disability, financial insecurity, and other obstacles that create barriers to their success.  Distance learning impacted our students’ ability to re-engage and focus in the classroom. Luckily, our PBIS system is here to help! Positive behavior interventions and supports is a multi-tiered framework […]

Why Autism Acceptance Month Matters

According to the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, acceptance is an action. And the Autism Society of America says “While we will always work to spread awareness, words matter as we strive for autistic individuals to live fully in all areas of life. As many individuals and families affected by autism know, acceptance is often one […]

Our Spring Newsletter is Here!

Take a look at what our three schools have accomplished together so far this school year!  Click to read the 2022 Spring Newsletter.

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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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