Ages 6 - 22, Grades 1 - 12

At our Annandale campus we offer highly individualized learning environments, social skills training and practice, individualized and integrated related services including counseling, speech and language therapy, occupational and physical therapy, career and technical education curricula, and authentic job opportunities in the community along with crisis prevention through a strengths-based approach. 

We serve students ages 6-22 from Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C


At PHILLIPS, We See the Masterpiece In Every Child.

At PHILLIPS School ~ Annandale, we offer an intensive specialized educational experience with exceptional faculty and staff, highly individualized learning environments and small classes with low student-to-staff ratios. Our students benefit from programs customized to meet their specific needs and a variety of critical program features, including:

  • Teachers and assistants in self-contained small classes

  • State-standard curricula meeting requirements for a high school diploma (DC, MD, VA)

  • Curricula to meet the criteria for Applied Studies Diplomas (VA), Certificates of Completion (MD) or Certificates of Attainment or IEP (DC)

  • Curricula reflecting the standards of the referring state

  • Specialists in reading and use of evidence-based programs

  • Integrated use of technology

  • Counseling and family support services

  • Speech, occupational and physical therapists

  • Behavior specialists, BCBA's, and crisis staff

  • Career education including community-based job opportunities

  • Independent living skills training

  • 3D Design & Print

  • State-mandated assessments

  • Intramural team sports (Metropolitan Athletic League)

As needs of the students call for, many very focused special programs are put in place. Examples may be:

  • Social group for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Social skills and communications training such as Social Thinking®

  • Mediation program

  • Keep It Kind program

  • Integration into community for employment

  • Differentiated instruction

  • Test taking instruction and accommodations

  • Leisure skills instruction

  • Building friendships support

  • Use of individualized sensory routines including student access to specially enriched sensory rooms

  • Yoga used for stress reduction and other benefits


We are:

  • State approved to serve students ages 6 - 22 and grades 1 - 12 with:

    • Autism

    • Emotional Disability

    • Intellectual Disability

    • Multiple Disabilities

    • Other Health Impairment

    • Specific Learning Disability

  • Licensed to operate, from the Virginia Board of Education

  • Accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Education Facilities (VAISEF) whose process has been approved by the Virginia Counsel for Private Education (VCPE) as authorized by the Virginia State Board of Education

  • Approved for placement by Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia

  • Member, National Association of Private Special Education Centers (NAPSEC)


Jennifer King, MA, Program Director

Laura M. Heyer, M.T.,M.Ed., Program Supervisor

Tamara Johnston, M.Ed., Program Supervisor

Stacie Thompson, M.S.Ed., Program Supervisor

Jeneen Moore, SLP-C, Language Supervisor

Angela C. Gannon, LCSW, Counseling Supervisor

Barbara McCollett MA, BCBA, Behavior Supervisor

                                            Sandra Reuschling, MA,BCBA, Behavior Supervisor

Sara Veley, OT-R, OT and PT Supervisor

Amy Taylor, M.Ed., Educational Program Coordinator

Erin Bischoff, Office Manager

Samantha Pipkin, Admissions

7010 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA 22003 703-941-8810 / 703-658-2378 (fax)

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