The Forbush School at Glyndon and Hannah More Center

DSC_0176.JPGThe Forbush School at Glyndon and Hannah More Center is a nonpublic, twelve-month special education day school serving students ages two to 21 with primarily emotional and behavioral disabilities and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Part of the Sheppard Pratt Health System, the school has two campuses in Reisterstown, MD, divided by either age or disability. Each of the programs provides a supportive and structured environment integrating specialized academic instruction, counseling, transition services, and behavioral modification specific to each student population. By establishing a comprehensive, integrated school and psychiatric treatment approach, we are able to offer students and families in the Greater Baltimore and Washington, D.C., metropolitan areas the ability to attend one consistent special education program.

Our programs include:

Glyndon_Science_Fair_2016_4.JPGOur goal at The Forbush School at Glyndon and Hannah More Center is to provide therapeutic, co-educational programs and support services through a sequential curriculum of studies, utilizing the Baltimore County Public School Curriculum, the Maryland College and Career Readiness Standards, and the Syracuse Community-Referenced Curriculum Guide. The staff seeks to develop the potential of each student in the areas of cognitive, social, emotional and physical development, in an effort to return the student to a less restrictive environment in a public school or adult setting as quickly as possible.

The Forbush School at Glyndon and Hannah More Center is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education as a Type I, full-day, non-public special education and related services kindergarten, elementary school (grades 1 through 8), secondary school (grades 9 through 12), and non-graded (ages 2 through 21) program for students with ASD, emotional, speech/language, and other disabilities, as well as other health impairments.


DSC_0217.JPGWith over 40 years in the community, we understand the importance of family involvement in a child or adolescent’s education and we believe that parents and guardians are the most significant individuals in a young person’s life. We encourage our students’ parents and guardians to meet and/or have weekly contact with one of the school’s social workers in order to stay updated as to their child’s progress. We also work to develop partnerships with families whereby progress made in the school setting can also be extended into the home environment.

The Forbush School at Glyndon and Hannah More Center’s mission is to provide quality and individualized special education and related services for students. Through the use of research-based practices, proactive and positive interventions, consistent standards, and well-trained and supportive staff, we are committed to empowering all individuals with the necessary skills to become life-long learners and responsible citizens.

Student Enrollment

Students may be enrolled at any time during the school year depending on the availability and appropriateness of the classroom setting. Prior to the start date, an orientation meeting is scheduled with the student, family, and treatment team, including the homeroom teacher, therapist, and social worker. Students are able to start in the program once the orientation meeting has occurred, a schedule of classes has been determined, and transportation is arranged.

Part of Sheppard Pratt Health System

ForbushPre_may2014_0007e.jpgThe Forbush School at Glyndon and Hannah More Center staff benefits from being part of Sheppard Pratt Health System by having access to the best training, treatment practices, and current technology; this allows us to provide your child with the best education to meet his or her needs. In addition, we actively collaborate with the other Sheppard Pratt Health System schools and professionals to ensure that we are sharing experiences, lessons, and best practices across the various special education schools.

We leverage our staff’s expertise and Sheppard Pratt Health System’s resources to ensure your child is receiving the best care and education on a daily basis. Once enrolled in one of our programs we will review your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) and modify our instructional areas to fit his or her unique needs to ensure maximum growth.

Related Services

Hannah_More10.jpgOur related services include:

  • Behavior management planning
  • Crisis intervention
  • Educational evaluation
  • Individual, group, and family counseling
  • Medication management
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychiatric consultation and treatment
  • School health services
  • Special education services
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Transition services

Please direct Admission/Referral inquiries to:

Andy Parsley, Director of Education

Contact Us

Andy Parsley, Director of Education
Kathy Ourand, Middle School Principal
Scott Derby, High School Principal
Lynn Canterbury, Autism Coordinator

Glyndon Campus
407 Central Avenue
Reisterstown, MD 21136
Phone: 410-517-5400
Fax: 410-517-5600

Hannah More Center
12039 Reisterstown Road
Reisterstown, MD 21136
Phone: 410-526-5000
Fax: 410-526-7631

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“You never give up on your students and you never let them give up on themselves. There is strength in the ability to stick with it... what a blessing this is to the lives of your students and their families.”

Amy M., Parent