Mission Statement

The Rock Terrace Community will provide authentic and safe learning opportunities for students to think critically, problem solve, and effectively communicate to become independent citizens.

Vision Statement  


Our vision at Rock Terrace is to have a 21st Century culture that promotes high academic achievement, safety, and a collaborative learning environment that prepares students to become college, career, and community ready.

 About Us


Rock Terrace School is located in Rockville, Maryland and serves as part of the Montgomery County Public School system.

Rock Terrace School is a separate public day school which provides special education services for students who range in age from 11-21 years, with a wide range of cognitive disabilities. The school provides collaborative, comprehensive educational services   utilizing a trans-disciplinary approach.  


Rock Terrace School promotes the advancement of each student’s highest potential to access and interact with the surrounding community, access post-secondary academic options and obtain and retain employment. Our educational program provides students with a modified set of courses from the MCPS program of studies based on the   Common Core Standards. Students graduate at 21 years of age with a Maryland Certificate of Program Completion.


Rock Terrace School is comprised of 3 levels: middle school (ages 11-14), high school (ages 15-17) and upper school (ages 18-21).  All students have an Individual Education Program (IEP) which aligns classroom instruction to each student’s specific academic, functional, and social/behavioral goals.  Classroom teachers differentiate instruction to address the individual skills of each student in all classes. The primary objectives of Rock Terrace are continuous student achievement and maximum independence after graduation.



  • Chorus
  • Computer Applications
  • Community-Based Instruction (CBI)
  • Community Resource Instruction (CRI)
  • Culinary Arts
  • Horticulture
  • Home Survival Skills
  • Math
  • Broadcast Technology
  • Office Skills
  • On-the-Job Training (OJT)
  • Physical Education
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Skills
  • Social Studies
  • Visual Arts

 At a Glance Reports

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