Sheppard Pratt School in Lanham

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

People Cared For

  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Young Adults

Level of Care

  • Special Education

Everything about the Sheppard Pratt School in Lanham is designed with the needs of our students in mind, down to the smallest details. When the students walk in the doors, they are greeted by the smiling faces of our dedicated and experienced staff, warm colors, and sensory-engaging elements like bubble tubes and a 50-gallon fish tank. 

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 at Sheppard Pratt School in Lanham. We distinguish ourselves by providing:   


Most of our students are from Prince George’s County, but given our unique program, we have students travel to our school from neighboring Washington, D.C. and Charles County. We currently have capacity for 63 students. We are expanding and look forward to welcoming more students as we increase our space, adding more classrooms, therapeutic spaces, and friendly faces. 

We would love to tell you more about our school or have you visit. Contact us to learn more about our program. To learn more about the special education referral process, click here.

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