The Jefferson School and Residential Treatment Center

A Program of Sheppard Pratt Health System

2940 Point of Rocks Road
Jefferson, Maryland 21755
phone: 240-315-0200
fax: 301-834-7165
Director: Michael Priester, Ph.D.
Principal: Sherry Ross, M.Ed.

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The Jefferson School is approved as a full day and residential special education school, and as a licensed residential treatment center, which serves children and adolescents with emotional and learning disabilities. Located in southern Frederick County, Maryland, on a 210-acre site, The Jefferson School is equipped for 84 students, ages 12 through 21, including 34 day students and 50 residential students, and operates 12 months per year.

The Jefferson School also operates specialized clinical and educational programs including a program for sexually reactive boys (RIVERS) and a LIFE program for students with disabilities who are preparing for a Maryland High School Certificate of Completion. This program emphasizes the transition from school to work, post-secondary education and training, as well as independent living skills.

Approved by the Maryland State Department of Education as a non-public special education school. Individualized instruction is available.


Psychiatric assessment
Medication management
Educational assessment
Psychological services
Pediatric care
Individual and group and family therapy

Behavior treatment systems
Substance abuse treatment
Open and secure residential programming
Speech, vocational, and recreation therapy
Case management and transition planning


Certified teachers
Diagnostic and Prescriptive Teachers
Speech and Language Therapists
Guidance Counselors

Occupational Therapists
Social Workers

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2940 Point of Rocks Road
Jefferson, MD 21755

Take I-70 West to Frederick. Take Exit 52 (Rte. 15/340 South). Continue on Rte. 340 to Exit 8 (Lander Rd., Jefferson). Turn left onto Lander Rd. and follow it to Rte. 464. (NOTE: Lander bears right at the junction where Lander becomes Fry Rd.) Turn right onto Rte. 464 (Point of Rocks Rd.) The school entrance is approximately .75 miles on the right at 2940 Point of Rocks Rd.

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