Our Story

1Founded in 1961, Ivymount has spent more than 55 years developing inno¬≠vative programs and comprehensive support services to meet the specific and complex learning, therapeutic, and behavioral challenges of students with disabilities whose needs cannot be met in public school systems.  Since its founding, the School has served over 8,000 students, ages 4-21, with learning disabilities, speech and language impairments, intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders.   In 2013, the Ivymount Corporation was established as the non-profit parent company of the various Ivymount supported organizations including Ivymount School,  Maddux School, Ivymount Outreach Programs, Inc. (Outreach and Endeavors), and Ivymount at The Stevens School (DC-based program).

Ivymount has
 changed over the last 55 years while remaining focused on our goal of meeting the complex challenges of people with special needs.  Through innovative  services, dynamic new programs, community partnerships, and comprehensive teacher training, Ivymount continues to be a premiere educational organization focused on positive outcomes.

Our
 mission is to enable Individuals to achieve their highest level of development; to support families in their efforts to make intelligent, thoughtful choices with their children; and to be leaders in the community and in the broad  field of special education so that the School’s expertise is widely accessible.

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