My son was struggling at our very good local public elementary school. He was falling drastically behind and they were not able to admit that they weren’t able to provide the kind of teaching and support he needs. Katherine Thomas has transformed his life. From a very withdrawn and insecure child to an open and happy child who is really learning both academically as well as socially. Katherine Thomas is a gem. They really understand, accept and love the kids and I help them come alive.
I am grateful that KTS creates an environment that is safe, stimulating, and accepting of all no matter who they are. It is the similarities and differences of the students that make this school a rich environment to thrive as an individual or in a group. Caring and acceptance are taught and practiced by all.
The staff at the Katherine Thomas School go above and beyond to help each student learn. They present lessons that are meaningful, thoughtful, and creative in order to meet the individual needs of the students. The staff are extremely dedicated to the students, the school, and the mission - To Improve lives and expand possibilities for individuals with special needs.
What can I say!!!!! This is one of the best schools my child has EVERY attended. Leaving DC public schools was and still is worth every trip back and forth from DC to Rockvill Md. When I say they care I mean it. If your child is struggling PLEASE PLEASE get with your advocate ASAP!!!! This school will meet your childs every needs. They take time with the children and most of all.... THEY ARE LEARNING! !!!!! At his or her own pace. I love EVERYTHING about this school and you will too.
KTS helped our child enormously in pre-K through 1st grade. She is now at a mainstream private school performing at the top of her class. She needed help with social thinking, language pragmatics, and OT, all of which KTS provided in abundance. She was very happy at KTS, which provided a secure and fulfilling environment. KTS's speech pathologists are especially good, asis their OT instruction. They also create fun opportunities for kids in the arts. Truly the best we found for kids with social thinking challenges, and we looked at a lot of schools.