Dear Parents and Prospective Students,

Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) offers a complete academic program for deaf and hard of hearing students from Preschool through High School. Students enroll in the school as young as three (3) years of age and may remain at MSD until they are twenty one (21).

If you have a child between the ages of birth to 5 years and are interested in educational services at MSD please contact our Family Education Program directly at 240-575-3816 (VP - Frederick Campus) or 410-480-4540 (V - Columbia Campus).

If your child is ready to enter Kindergarten or is age 6 and older an application process will need to be initiated. The application process begins with you filling out several forms including the MSD Application Form, the Case History Form and the Release for Exchange of Educational and Medical Information Form. Once we receive this, we can schedule an admissions screening which may include audiological and psycho-educational testing for your child. From there, the Admissions Review Team will go over all of the documents we have on your child and make a recommendation regarding the best educational placement for your child.

If your child is admitted to MSD, your son or daughter will be attending a school that is committed to the academic development of all of our students. In a diverse, bilingual environment, we help each student achieve personal excellence and become responsible lifelong learners. We accomplish this through the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process, where teachers and support staff strive to develop and implement an educational program designed to promote and develop your son or daughter's educational needs.

If you are interested in having a tour to see the educational programs on the Frederick or Columbia Campus, please contact Erin Buck-Skees at 301-360-2054 (Voice) or via email at erin.buck@msd.edu.

On behalf of MSD, we thank you for your interest in our school. If you have any questions about our admissions process, please feel free to contact Dr. Smail at the Columbia Campus at 410-696-3025 (V), 410-696-7445 (Video Phone), or via email at Joseph.Smail@msd.edu. For admission questions related to the Frederick Campus please contact Erin Buck Skees at Erin.buck@msd.edu.


Joseph B. Smail, Ph.D., NCSP 
Director of Admissions, Columbia Campus

Erin Buck Skees
Director of Admissions, Frederick Campus

Joseph B. Smail, Ph.D., NCSP
Director of Admissions
Columbia Campus
V: 410-696-3025
VP: 410-696-7445
Erin Buck Skees
Director of Admissions
Frederick Campus
Kathleen Baker
Administrative Aide
Frederick Campus
V: 301-360-2030
VP: 240-439-6984
Fax: 301-360-1403