At PHILLIPS, We Nurture the Potential In Every Child.

At PHILLIPS School ~ Laurel, 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 small classes

  • Curricula meeting credit requirements for a high school diploma (DC, MD)

  • Curricula to meet the criteria for Certificates of Completion (MD) or Certificates of Attainment or IEP (DC)

  • Curricula reflecting the standards of the referring state

  • Reading interventions

  • Speech and Occupational therapists

  • Behavior specialists, crisis staff, and counselors

  • Family support services

  • Career and technical education

  • State-mandated assessments

  • Intramural team sports

  • Transportation (by referring county)

We are:

  • State-approved to serve students ages 8 - 21, grades 3 - 12, with:

    • Specific Learning Disability

    • Emotional Disability

    • Autism

    • Intellectual Disability

    • Multiple Disabilities

  • Approved by the Maryland State Department of Education

  • Approved for placement by the District of Columbia

  • Member, Maryland Association for Non-Public Special Education Facilities

PHILLIPS ~ Growing Futures Program

At our Laurel campus, offering a

culinary arts & urban agriculture

career & technical education program.

Click here for more information.


Sarah Headley-Boyd, M.A., Program/Education Director

Renee Flowers, M.S., Education Supervisor

Dana Bell, LCSW-C, Clinical Services Supervisor

Tameka Champ, Admissions

8920 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel, MD 20723 301-470-1620 / 301-470-1624 (fax)