Sheppard Pratt School in Hunt Valley

A nonpublic special education day school providing year-round educational, vocational, and daily living services to students ages 5 to 21 with autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, or other health impairment.

People Cared For

  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Young Adults

Level of Care

  • Special Education

Everything about Sheppard Pratt School in Hunt Valley is designed with the needs of our students in mind, including the architectural details. When you walk in the doors, you immediately notice the bright colors, wide spaces, and welcoming faces ready to help our students overcome any challenges they face.

Our experienced, compassionate team of administrators, certified teachers, behavioral specialists, curriculum specialists, occupational and speech therapists, and trained assistants understand that every child deserves individualized instruction and support. Through our robust curriculum, we help students meet their educational goals and prepare them for life beyond the classroom. 

Our students and their families benefit from the structured daily routine that we offer. We distinguish ourselves by providing:   

  • 12 months of instruction
  • Small class sizes (2:1 staff-to-student ratio)
  • Adapted state and local school system curriculum 
  • Syracuse Community Referenced-Curriculum Guide
  • Essential for Living Curriculum
  • Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program-behavior programming 
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech and language therapy 
  • Vocational and life skills training
  • Psychiatric services, as needed
  • Psychological services
  • Nursing services
  • Transition services
  • Internship opportunities
  • Community outings 

These services and activities are just a small part of the diverse programming offered at Sheppard Pratt School in Hunt Valley. As part of Sheppard Pratt, we have access to innovative training, technology, and therapies, and integrate all of these offerings into our school.


Because of our unique, comprehensive offerings, students come to Sheppard Pratt School in Hunt Valley from many different neighboring school systems, including Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Anne Arundel County, Harford County, and Howard County. We currently have capacity for 72 students. We would love to tell you more about our school or have you visit.   

To learn more about the special education referral process, click here.

Sheppard Pratt School in Hunt Valley is a Type I School, approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).