Chelsea School Open House!

Please join us at our next open house from 9:00 – 11:00 am on Thursday, January 24.  There will be guided tours, a presentation by our Admissions team, and a chance to talk to parents of current Chelsea students.  If you are interested in Chelsea as a prospective parent, or just learning about the services Chelsea School provides to the community, this is a great opportunity to see our school in action!
Space is ample, but limited.  Please RSVP to Debbie Lourie, Director of Admissions
240-467-2100 ext. 303

Chelsea Voices, Part 1

Chelsea Voices Pt.1

When you give to Chelsea, you help to provide an experience like Sincere’s—every gift, in any amount. Visit to make a donation.

Posted by Chelsea School -Hyattsville, Maryland on Friday, December 14, 2018

When you give to Chelsea, you provide an experience like Sincere’s—every gift, in any amount.  Visit to make a donation.

A better reader each day

Even at a young age, Elijah felt that school was a challenge.  As a struggling reader in public school, his parents knew there were other options for special education, but also knew time was a factor—a waiting list wouldn’t do.  When touring Chelsea, he “…saw small class sizes, and teachers that were able to take the time to help students that needed help.”  Elijah was able to start right away as a 6th grader at Chelsea School.  Now in the 11th grade, “I can read harder books” he says.  “Most recently, The One and Only Ivan, [by Katherine Applegate] was my favorite.”

As a Chelsea Knight who embraces his learning difference, Elijah offers this: “Keep trying your hardest.  If you need help, tell your parents.  Parents: listen to your kids.  If your kid is dyslexic, they need a lot of help.  I was lucky enough to have that help; my parents got me into a great school, and I’m a better reader each day.”

You can help students like Elijah reach the right school.  Chelsea’s ability to provide financial aid means accessible special education in our community.  Watch for more Chelsea voices, visit, and make a donation today!

Greetings Chelsea Family

Greetings Chelsea Family,

In this season of reflection and giving, I’d like to share an important reality of Chelsea School and the students we serve.  For some of our students, dyslexia is their entire world. It is their greatest obstacle to academic success; their greatest fear in postsecondary participation; their greatest challenge to rise above.  For others at Chelsea, it is the least of their worries. Some students receive more than financial aid from Chelsea—they receive lunch money, school supplies, metro fare, and sometimes clothing.

In the coming weeks, you will see messages for Chelsea’s end-of-year fundraising.  Your donations throughout this campaign will be used to support Chelsea’s Tuition Assistance Fund and the Student Emergency Fund—both of which help us keep special education accessible in our community.

Please watch for these messages, listen to the voices of these amazing students, and make a donation to support their hard work.  Help us silence the distractions of basic needs and boost the volume of a quality education. Help Chelsea provide that education to everyone in our community, regardless of their financial background.

Thank you for your time, and please do your best to support Chelsea School students!


The Mathematics of How Your Brain Learns Math

Chelsea School presents Dr. Richard Prather on October 25, 2018, at 7pm discussing his research on the cognitive processes involved in number and mathematical tasks, with the goal of improving children’s understanding of mathematics.

Please join us for the first in our 2018-19 series of public engagement events aimed at strengthening our community’s knowledge of learning disabilities. Speakers, along with Chelsea School staff, will be available for a question and answer session following each presentation.

This event is FREE and open to the public. For directions or to RSVP (encouraged), please contact or call 240-467-2100.


Welcome to Our New Website!

Welcome, Chelsea School family and friends, to our new and improved website. Thanks to our friends at ACS Creative, and through some generous grants that we’ve received, we’re proud to unveil a website that truly does our school proud!

When Kristal Weems-Bradner and I first saw the layout for the site, she said “We finally have the website that Chelsea deserves,” and I couldn’t agree more. Chelsea is a school for students who are focused on the future, engaged and stimulated by a college-preparatory environment, and nurtured and cared-for in a family-like environment. I think that the images and design of our new site conveys this beautifully. It’s easy for me to talk about how great our school is – how amazing our students and teachers are, but it’s another thing to capture that sentiment in words and images.

We tried to create a website that was visually appealing and told the story of who we are, while also being easy to navigate and useful to our parents, students, teachers, and visitors. The features and resources that this site provides far exceed anything we’ve had in the past. For parents, this site will connect them to all of the platforms and spaces they could ever need – from checking their child’s homework to paying for their school lunch.

It’s amazing how a first impression can create a lasting feeling about a place. As you know, being on the top floor of a retail space doesn’t give us a lot of curb appeal, and we know that new visitors to the school don’t really get a feel for what Chelsea is about until they enter our doors. Once they’re inside, they typically like what they see. Visitors are often amazed when they witness a change of classes at Chelsea – students are polite, they smile at you, they hold doors, they even stop to chat. When you talk to a Chelsea student, you encounter a young person who is eager to tell you their story – where they’ve been and where they’re going. We hope that our new website gives visitors that same sense of what we’re all about.

Enjoy the new space – it belongs to all of us!


2018 Walk for Learning Differences

Save the Date! April 14, 2018.

Students, staff, and families will have the opportunity to raise awareness for learning differences and money for our school!

More information and invitations coming soon. Contact to volunteer or for other ways to help out!

Chelsea School Walk-a-thon & Hyattsville City Parade
It’s coming! The 2nd Annual Chelsea School Walk-a-thon fundraiser will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Last year more than 75 friends and family showed up to help raise awareness for learning differences, and more than 150 individuals gave their financial support to help keep special education accessible. So mark this date on your calendar, and watch for more information about how to get involved this year!