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Office of Special Education

Services for students with disabilities
from birth through age 21


Private Parochial Schools

Mrs. Anna E. Szilagyi-Weichbrod, Instructional Specialist

Office Location:
Carver Educational Services Center
850 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: 240-740-3855
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Private Parochial Schools

Division of Business, Fiscal, and information Systems (DBFIS) supervises the implementation of Child Find procedures for students whose parents choose to enroll their children in Private Parochial Schools. In addition, DBFIS oversees the countywide summer assessment process to support schools in conducting IEP procedures within mandated timelines for students who attend Private Parochial Schools and seek special education screening or services in Montgomery County Public Schools.


What We Do

  • Answer questions from parents and staff related to the Private Parochial School processes
  • Help facilitate the special education screening process between private school parents and MCPS schools
  • Provide summer assessment for special education screening
  • Act as a liaison between the Private Parochial Schools and MCPS schools
  • Provide professional development to both MCPS and Private Parochial School administrators, staff, and parents


Special Education Referrals

If you are the parent/guardian of a private/parochial student ages 5-21 years and would like to start the special education referral process, please complete and submit our on-line registration survey to obtain a full referral packet. If you have any questions related to school-age special education referrals, please contact Anna_e_szilagyi-weichbrod@mcpsmd.org via e-mail.

During the school emergency closures due to COVID-19, we are only able to accept electronic submission of all forms and documents. Please submit all referral forms and documents to Anna_e_szilagyi-weichbrod@mcpsmd.org as scanned PDF formats.

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