What Counties does St. Elizabeth School serve?
St. Elizabeth School serves students from Central Maryland and counties across the state including but not limited to: Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Queen Anne's and St. Mary's Counties. Private pay students can come from any county in Maryland and beyond.
What age and/or grade does my son or daughter need to be to attend St. Elizabeth School?
St. Elizabeth School enrolls students from the ages of 6 to 21, grades 1 - 12.
How can I get my son or daughter enrolled at St. Elizabeth School?
For families who wish to pay tuition, calling the school is enough to begin the process of private pay enrollment. For families who prefer to go the route of nonpublic placement with the Local School Systems, contact our Admissions Director, who will work closely with a family to ensure that SES is an appropriate placement for that child. Click here for more information about How to Apply.
If my son or daughter does get placed at St. Elizabeth School, do they have to wait until the next school year to start?
No. Once it is determined that St. Elizabeth School can meet the needs of a student, the student can start once all of the admissions process and appropriate paperwork has been completed.
Do I have to pay for tuition for my son or daughter?
If a student is enrolled as a private pay student, you will be expected to pay tuition. For students referred by their Local School Systems, tuition is paid by local and state education funds. These students are afforded a Free and Appropriate Education under the federal IDEA and Maryland COMAR regulations.
What other resources can I use to help me determine if my child should be in a nonpublic placement?
Some publications that could be helpful to parents/guardians are the handbook, Special Education Rights and Wrongs from the Maryland Disability Law Center, Inc. 800-233-7201 x245; and Procedural Safeguards – Parental Rights from the Maryland State Department of Education – Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services 800-535-0182. For additional resources, please ask our Admissions Director, who has a wealth of knowledge and experience about nonpublic schools and placements.
Is St. Elizabeth School a private school?
No. St. Elizabeth School is a nonpublic school that serves special education students. Unlike many private schools, many of our students are referred to us through their Local School System (LSS) in conjunction with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). Click here for more information About Nonpublic Schools.
Is St. Elizabeth School a Catholic school?
No. St. Elizabeth School is a nonpublic, special education school. St. Elizabeth School was founded by the Franciscan Sisters of Baltimore and is today sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi. However, SES is not a religious institution. The purpose of St. Elizabeth School is to educate students with special educational needs regardless of creed or beliefs. Click here for more information about St. Elizabeth School's History.
What are the hours of attendance?
Students are in attendance from 8:05 AM to 2:45 PM Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Wednesdays are early dismissal days with the day ending at 1:05 PM. Click here to view the School Calendar.
How do I apply for a job at St. Elizabeth School?
Interested candidates for employment can view the SES website for posted positions and for information on how to apply. Click here for Current Openings.