Life After Odyssey
A K- 8 School by Design
Odyssey creates a learning environment for students to acquire the skills to become competent, independent learners, more aware of their strengths and learning needs, and strong self-advocates in all of their content classes.
In each subject area of the curriculum, students learn and apply the strategies for developing self-advocacy, and language and executive function skills. Living the Four Pillars of Kindness, Honesty, Respect and Hard Work at Odyssey are central to the life skills to guide, collaborate, lead and be responsible and influence all interactions among children and adults in the community. Equipped with these skills, Odyssey students are well prepared for the next steps in transitioning to life after Odyssey.
Partnering With Parents
The Odyssey School believes that partnering with parents to make careful decisions about the next phase in a child’s educational life is a vitally important part of the program.
The transition process involves communication between the parents and the administrative team in order to provide each family with information and support as various educational offerings are considered.
Throughout the individualized transition process, there is a sincere commitment to ensure on-going success in the lives of Odyssey students. Parents meet with administrators and are guided through the decision-making process and school search. Students may be ready to transition during their lower or middle school years. Discussions about a student’s readiness for such a transition can be initiated by either the school Administration or the parents.
Self-Awareness and Self-Advocacy
Over the years, the capabilities and successes of our students have earned them acceptance into a myriad of fine schools where they have continued to grow their talents and to contribute significantly to the community.
Students with dyslexia need to gain a full understanding of their own learning style and be prepared to articulate this to teachers and others. As part of the School's philosophy, teachers and students discuss dyslexia and learning differences very openly and with pride.
Through advocacy training, students are taught how to ask clarifying questions to gain help and support, and they learn to explain their learning style in order to maximize their strengths. Teaching students about their strengths and how to utilize learning strategies that uniquely facilitate academic success are key components of the program.
Schools Where Our Students are Thriving
Archbishop Curley High School
Archbishop Spaulding High School
Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
Baltimore School for the Arts
The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland
Brewster Academy, New Hampshire
Calvert Hall College High School
ChristChurch School, Virginia
Dulaney High School
Friends School of Baltimore
Garrison Forest School
Glenelg Country School
The Gow School, New York
Grier School, New Jersey
Hereford High School
The Jemicy School
Loyola Blakefield High School
Maryvale Prepartory School
Mercy High School
Mount Saint Joseph’s High School
Our Lady of Good Counsel
Roland Park Country School
Saint Paul’s School
Saint Timothy’s School
Towson High School