PHILLIPS Building Futures ~ Loudoun

Laying the Foundation for Success

PHILLIPS Building Futures provides intensive career programming for students with disabilities.  The program provides students with academic programming, supportive services, and related services while they learn the building trades as part of their school day. Students in the PHILLIPS Building Futures ~ Loudoun program receive all of their instruction at The Freedom Center in Leesburg, VA.  To view pictures from our Building Futures Loudoun program, please visit our photo book.


PHILLIPS Building Futures provides students intensive hands on career training and the opportunity to attend school in a nontraditional manner. Students spend the entire school day and receive all of their instruction at the program job site.

Each student spends half of the day in academic instruction rotating to onsite vocational programming that includes learning the construction trade. Construction projects will range from small renovations to more extensive residential home repairs.  Students will develop an understanding of the construction of residential homes, the use of basic hand tools and power tools, and how to work in a structured job-training program.

Career training may include:

  • Construction Design
  • Carpentry
  • Plumbing
  • Landscaping
  • And other aspects of home construction and repair.

Students in the PHILLIPS Building Futures ~ Loudoun program help renovate cabins at The Freedom Center. Recent projects included building a new deck for the center.

Admission Process:

Most children are enrolled in PHILLIPS Schools by their public school system. Usually the admissions process is as follows:

  • Parent and County personnel discuss placement options at the IEP meeting
  • PHILLIPS receives referral file
  • PHILLIPS calls parent(s) to arrange free interview
  • Admissions team reviews child’s history
  • Parents and/or guardians attend interview with child (required)

If you believe that PHILLIPS may be an appropriate setting to meet your child’s needs, please call 703-669-0740 and referrals for admissions can be emailed to