Villa Maria School
Villa Maria School provides educational and clinical services for children with significant emotional, behavioral, and learning challenges.
If you would like to donate school supplies, the address of our main campus is listed on the left side of this page.
Whether you are a parent looking for services for your child, a prospective employee looking for a job or an agency representative looking to learn about available resources – we are happy to tell you our story and about what we do.
The Villa Maria School is proud to be part of Family Services of Catholic Charities and its almost 100 year history of working to improve the lives of Marylanders in need.
On these pages you’ll find a wealth of information about our vibrant therapeutic and special education community where children learn, grow and heal. Our dedicated teachers, paraprofessionals and clinicians offer a host of services in a team environment where we strive to meet each child's unique needs.
You’ll learn that we offer multiple programs serving students from Kindergarten through 9th grade in small classrooms (up to nine students), who are experiencing emotional, behavioral and learning challenges such that their local school system refers them to VMS for placement.
Those programs include:
Villa Maria School at Dulaney Valley – grades PreK, K-9 – in Timonium, MD
Villa Maria School Type III Diagnostic Program – a short term diagnostic residential program – in Timonium, MD
You’ll also learn that our highly trained staff works in full partnership with our parents, empowering them in the treatment process of their child. Along with the referring and funding agencies, we make every effort to assist each child in the return to their home school or to a less intensive program as soon as is possible. Together we help our children become better learners, understand their feelings and change their behaviors.
Of course, no website can capture the energy and enthusiasm of a typical day in any of our programs — if indeed such a day exists. We invite you to explore all that our Schools have to offer and to visit our campuses, spend a day with our students and teachers, and experience Villa Maria Schools for yourself.
We look forward to welcoming you!
Director of Education
Eligibility for Villa Maria School
- Local School System (LSS) and State Department of Education approvals are necessary.
- Referrals may be initiated by social service departments, mental health agencies and parents in conjunction with their LSS.
- Contact: Noel Alexander, 410.252.6343
We offer a short-term day program for children with emotional disabilities. The primary objectives of the program are to idenitfy and address clinical needs and to develop an appropriate educational plan. Children 6-13 years old are eligible, subject to approval by their local school system.
Contact: Noel Alexander, Assistant Director of Education 410.252.6343
Anti Bullying Policy
It is the policy of Villa Maria School to prohibit bullying, harassment and intimidation of any person on school property or at school sponsored functions or by the use of electronic technology (telephone, cell phone, computer, or pager.) It is also the policy of Villa Maria School to prohibit reprisal or retaliation against individuals who report acts of bullying, harassment, or intimidation or who are victims, witnesses, bystanders, or others with reliable information about an act of bullying, harassment, or intimidation. -- Read more --
National School Breakfast Program
Eating breakfast at school is an efficient, simple way for children to have a healthy start to their day. Villa Maria Schools offer a free balanced breakfast to all our students each morning as part of the National School Breakfast Program.
Villa Maria School has a Wellness Policy on Nutrition and Physical Activity. When you visit the school, you may ask to view the policy and we welcome your input.