Ivymount School and Programs provides school- and community-based services for children and young adults with special needs from throughout the Washington metropolitan area. The school program serves more than 200 students, ages 4 – 21, with speech and language impairments, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, health impairments, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. The classrooms are structured to serve students with a range of academic and cognitive abilities, including, in some cases, those who have the potential to obtain a high school diploma. Ivymount Outreach Programs serve students, teachers, and parents to support children with learning and developmental challenges in the community through assessments, evaluations, therapies and professional development. The Maddux School is preschool-2nd grade program that combines creative approaches with traditional early childhood education in a unique transdisciplinary model. The goal in all of the programs is to help children and young adults achieve their highest level of development and independence and to live with dignity and self-respect. Ivymount School has been twice recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education. Founded in 1961, Ivymount is celebrating its 60th year!
Hear from staff about what it's like to work at Ivymount: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m54Yu2uDFnA
Diversity and Inclusion Statement
Ivymount School, Maddux School and Ivymount Outreach are committed to:
promoting policies, practices, training, and education that are proactively inclusive, culturally-sensitive, and embrace diversity and neurodiversity among the individuals we serve, staff members, and families
acting as advocates for diversity within the greater community to create substantive change
identifying and discussing our differences and the impacts they have on our stakeholders, approaches, and actions
challenging ourselves to identify, understand, and correct inequities we may discover