Open House Thursday, October 17th!

Join us!

Chelsea School will be hosting an Open House on Thursday, October 17 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.  There will be student-led tours, a presentation by our Admissions Director, and time for Q&A with Chelsea Leadership.  Space is limited and these opportunities are scheduled, so please RSVP and be here at 9:00 am to get the whole Chelsea experience!  CLICK HERE or email to register.  

Chelsea School is located at 2970 Belcrest Center Drive, Suite 300 (on the 4th floor) in Hyattsville, MD 20782.  

Taking Metro?  We’re right outside the PG Plaza Station on the Green Line.

Driving?  Follow signs for parking at the Metro Shops.  Chelsea can be accessed from the top deck of the garage; parking is free and ample.

The 2019 Walk for Learning Differences was a Success!

Thank you Hyattsville, what a terrific event! We were thrilled that more than 40 Chelsea School students, staff, and their families came together for the third annual Walk for Learning Differences.  Walking over two miles in Chelsea blue, we received an incredibly warm welcome and we were proud to have a place in the Hyattsville City parade.

If you haven’t yet, head over to  All proceeds from this event support financial aid at Chelsea, so make a donation and make a difference!

Setting Students with ADHD up for College Success

Please join us Tuesday, May 7, from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm for the second in our 2018-19 series of public engagement events.  This collaborative effort between The University of Maryland’s Brain and Behavior Initiative and Chelsea School is aimed at strengthening our community’s knowledge of learning disabilities.  Speakers, along with Chelsea School staff, will be available for a brief question and answer session following each presentation.

Dr. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano received her Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and completed a clinical internship at the University of Chicago. She joined the faculty of the University of Maryland-College Park in 2002. Dr. Chronis-Tuscano directs the Maryland ADHD Program. her research focuses broadly on understanding early predictors of developmental outcomes for children with ADHD (including depression and alcohol/substance use) and developing novel treatments which target these early risk and protective factors. Much of this research has addressed issues related to maternal parenting and psychopathology (namely, maternal depression and ADHD). A secondary line of research, conducted in collaboration with faculty in Human Development and Quantitative Methodology, aims to examine the trajectory of young children displaying early behavioral inhibition, including the development of psychopathology, and to intervene by targeting key moderators of outcome (e.g., parenting and social relationships).

Free & Open to the Public.

For directions, or to RSVP (encouraged), please contact:
(240) 467 – 2100

2019 Walk for Learning Differences

This Saturday, April 27, Chelsea School will hold its third annual Walk for Learning Differences. Students, parents, and teachers will get out in the community to raise awareness for learning differences, and the services available right here in Hyattsville.  

Our plan is to meet at 9:00am on the top deck of Chelsea’s parking garage (2970 Belcrest Center Drive in Hyattsville).  We will depart from the Chelsea School campus at 9:30am. Together, we will walk from Belcrest Road to Queensbury Road, and South on 42nd Avenue to Hyattsville Middle School.  Chelsea will join up with other community groups and walk in the Hyattsville City Parade, starting at 11:00am. We will finish the day at the Hyattsville Anniversary Carnival at Magruder Park.

As a non-profit, Chelsea is committed to keeping special education accessible in our community.  This is your chance to stand with Chelsea and help tell our story. If you haven’t already, visit and give the amount that’s comfortable for you.  Any amount helps, every amount makes a difference.  As always, please contact the school or your child’s Advisor for more information—we are always here to answer any questions!

Open House and Academic Fair

Please join us on April 4, 2019 for a unique opportunity to tour Chelsea and check out some work by our incredible students!

The Academic Fair features student projects and writings from throughout the year.  Student exhibits open at 6:00 pm, and displays range from the interactive to personal presentations.  Our Admissions Director and Leadership Corps will be available for questions and tours of the school.  Q&A begins at 7:00 pm.

All are welcome, but space is limited!  Please RSVP or send any questions to Debbie Lourie, Director of Admissions at or contact the school for more information.


2019 Walk for Learning Differences Fundraising Underway!

Chelsea students, staff, and families have officially started fundraising for our third annual Walk for Learning Differences. On Saturday, April 27, these Chelsea Champions will be walking over two miles—first on their own, then joining with the Hyattsville City Parade—to raise awareness for learning disabilities.

All proceeds from this event will directly support Chelsea’s Tuition Assistance Fund, and our commitment to keeping individualized education accessible.

To sponsor a student or staff member, head over to and provide a life-changing opportunity!

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

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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!