The Katherine Thomas School Programs

Since our founding in 1995, the Katherine Thomas School (KTS) has provided a high-quality education for students with language and learning disabilities, autism, intellectual disabilities, and/or other health impairments. Our students are able to thrive in a school setting that supports their individual needs.

Today, KTS programs serve students, both publicly funded and private pay, at our Rockville, Maryland location. Students come from Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington, DC to take part in our specialized programs. For our students and families living in Northern Virginia, we offer transportation. A KTS mini-bus is available daily throughout the school year. Pick-up and drop-off is located at McLean Presbyterian Church in McLean, Virginia.

At KTS, we make extensive use of the arts, experiential education, and assistive technology. Our 50,000 square foot school is home to a Black Box Theatre, two music rooms, three fully equipped OT gyms, a teaching kitchen, and two art classrooms with a kiln.

KTS is divided into three main program areas: preschool, lower and middle and the high school. Our language-intensive curriculum is based on Maryland State Curriculum and other funding jurisdictions as needed. We hold certificates of approval from the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) for Washington, DC.

Admissions are on a rolling basis throughout the year, and financial aid is available to qualifying families.



Lower and Middle


High School


Summer Programs