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!