Fast Facts

Located near Baltimore, Maryland, The Odyssey School is a K-8 coeducational independent school for students diagnosed with dyslexia and language learning differences. The School was founded by a group of parents in 1994 and first located on Roland Ave in Baltimore. The School’s location was moved to 42 acres of land in the Greenspring Valley in June 2002.

General Information

Martha H. Sweeney, Head of School
School for students diagnosed with dyslexia or other language learning differences

Lower and Middle School Program for ages 5-14 years.
Multisensory, evidence-based and language intensive program
Enrollment: 166 students
Class size: 8-9 students
Student/Teacher Ratio: 3:1
Daily Tutoring in reading and writing: 2:1 student teacher ratio
Small math groupings: average size 4 students
Faculty: 52
School Hours: 7:55 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.
Afterschool Hours: The Coppermine at Odyssey program is an afterschool program for all lower and middle school students from 3:20 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. Drop–in service is available.

Financial Information

Tuition: $38,000 for the 2023-2024 school year. We distribute financial aid dollars to students based on need.
Financial aid award: 32% of our families receive aid
We recognize that independent school education is a major investment. Several opportunities are available to help families meet the cost of education.


Academic Core: Language, Math, Science, Social Studies, Reading and Writing Tutoring, Creative Writing

Specials: Art, Library, Music, Guitar, Physical Education, Technology, Genius Hour, Drama Class, Mindfulness

Enrichment: community service, student clubs (yearbook, student government, drama, hiking club, coding club, rocketry, 3-D printing, robotics), organic garden, photography, outdoor and environmental education trips, book clubs, Literary Magazine, musical assemblies and residency program

Daily Exercise Break: yoga, tumbling, running, cooperative games, walking, jump rope

Athletics: soccer, cross country, basketball, lacrosse, track, intramurals for Sloop level students

Campus Facilities

42 acres of campus: stream, meadow, woods, outdoor learning spaces, community garden, playground, and two athletic fields utilized for athletics, outdoor teaching, physical education, and recess

Building designed to look and feel like a home that includes: theater, gymnasium, library, computer lab, science labs, tutoring rooms


Association of Independent Maryland Schools (A.I.M.S.)


International Dyslexia Association (I.D.A.)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (M.A.E.O.E.)
Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust ( B.E.S.T.)
Baltimore Independent School Collaborative( B.I.S.C.)