About Stephen Knolls School

Stephen Knolls School provides a Special Education Program for students who range in age from three to twenty-one years. Stephen Knolls School provides collaborative comprehensive educational services utilizing a transdisciplinary approach. Students who attend Stephen Knolls live in the southern part of Montgomery County. 

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Mission Statement

Stephen Knolls School creates a diverse, interactive online learning environment which is designed to meet the individual needs of every student. We provide a strong support network for students, families, caregivers, and staff based on individual needs and supports implemented by a transdisciplinary team which includes teachers, support staff members, therapists, and related service providers.

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Vision Statement

In the virtual environment, the staff and families at Stephen Knolls School are dedicated to each student’s personal success, creating a supportive network to ensure each child is given the opportunity to pursue his or her educational goals. All teachers, therapists, related service providers, and support staff at Stephen Knolls School pledge to provide the education and support system needed to help every student achieve his/her fullest potential in the online learning environment.

School Improvement Plan

Stephen Knolls School reviewed a variety of data including; Student progress reports and therapy logs, Anti-Racist Audit Survey Results, Teacher observational data, School Climate Survey Results. As a result, the Stephen Knolls community learned that our students have unique needs and we want to continue to deepen our best practices for meaningful instruction and assessment through the use of adapted content and materials. It is through the use of adapted tools and communication strategies including low and high-tech devices that students will build their functional communication skills to express their voices. Review our goals and plan for action with the link below.

2023 - 2024 School Improvement Plan

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email Principal Abby Brandt or call the school's Main Office: (240) 740-0050 between the hours of 8:30am - 4:00pm.

  • Weekend Bag Program: MCPS, Manna Food Center, and Women Who Care Ministries are distributing weekend backpacks with groceries to the families of MCPS students each Friday. The location of distribution sites and times are listed at the bottom of the webpage  

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SK Asbestos and Pest Management
Below is information regarding environmental compliance requirements for Stephen Knolls. The components of environmental compliance are listed below: 
For additional languages of the pest management please reference here.  For additional languages of the asbestos management please reference here.
Información sobre los requisitos de cumplimiento ambiental de Stephen Knolls. Los componentes del cumplimiento medioambiental se enumeran a continuación:
Para idiomas adicionales sobre el manejo de plagas, consulte here. Para idiomas adicionales de la gestión del asbesto, consulte here.

Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Education
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Stephen Knolls School receives Recertification Award in the Green School Program
June 1, 2020