Villa Maria School at Pot Spring
The Villa Maria School at Pot Spring campus is a 12-month non-public, graded school that provides intensive educational and clinical services for children and youth with emotional, learning and multiple disabilities.
Welcome to the webpage for Villa Maria School at Pot Spring.
Our school is located on the beautiful acres of St. Vincent's Villa residential campus in Timonium, Maryland.
We invite you to visit our campus so that you can experience what our program has to offer. Upon entering our doors, you will be greeted warmly by our staff, by the voices of our educators inspiring students during a classroom lesson, by the sight of a therapist or behavior specialist offering emotional or behavioral support to a student in need, or simply by the heartwarming smiles of our students as they eagerly participate in the schedule of their school day.
Our psycho-educational approach incorporates educational and clinical services, behavior management, parent collaboration, and partnership. Our school teams include a psychologist, a nurse, clinical therapists, and behavioral specialists. Villa Maria also offers monthly parent support groups to provide parents with a forum for addressing the challenges of parenting children with special needs.
Reading and Math Initiatives at Villa Maria School at Pot Spring
Learning to read is hard work for many children, particularly students who have learning disabilities or who missed a lot of early classroom time due to hospitalizations, family crisis, trauma, or behavioral referrals out of the classroom.
Villa Maria School at Pot Spring offers two scientifically-based reading programs, the Wilson’s Fundation program for K-4 and the Language! program for fifth graders, as well as the Singapore Math Program-Math in Focus.
Villa Maria School at Pot Spring also offers:
- Highly trained educators offering differentiated instruction to each student in the classroom,
- Programming for elementary school students
- Intensive interventions and support from clinical staff to accommodate the individualized behavior and emotional needs of each student
- Incorporation of a behavioral incentive program, Positive Interventions and Support (PBIS)
- Prevocational programming where children develop independent living skills through hands-on activities
- Enrichment in art, music, physical education, and technology
- Individual, group, and family therapies
- Speech, language and occupational therapies
- Year-round programming
- Prepare each student for return to a less restrictive learning environment
- Provide a curriculum which enables the student to successfully improve measurable achievement levels in reading, mathematics, and oral and written language
- Provide students with an array of therapeutic coping skills, such as progressive relaxation, anger management, and mediation skills
- Empower parents as partners in the treatment process
Villa Maria Schools received extremely high marks in a survey completed by parents of former students. Of the families surveyed, 100% said they would refer a friend to our school for education and treatment. The staff at Villa Maria Schools couldn’t be more proud of this statistic as it reflects the heart of our mission.
We look forward to welcoming you!
If you are interested in learning more about our school or arranging a tour, contact Principal Sally Maxton at 410.252.3725 Ext. 1501 or 1500.
For information on the intake process, contact Agatha Callahan at 410 252-6343 Ext. 104.