MDE School will host an OPEN HOUSE on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM at its new facilities
in Marietta, Georgia. MDE School educates children K-8th
grade who are diagnosed with developmental disabilities and special needs, or
need a different learning style and individual attention. The Open House will offer the opportunity to introduce
interested parties to the facilities and staff, and inform them about the
curriculum. In addition to the Open
House there will be a Special Needs Resource Fair that same evening. There will be representatives of many companies serving the special needs community on hand to provides information
and answer questions.
School was founded in 2009 by Mindy Elkan and began as a home-school program
dedicated to helping families achieve maximum success with home-schooling their
children, along with an added social component.
Our program is designed for students with communication disorders and
developmental disabilities, whose learning differences are addressed on an
individual basis. The mission at MDE School is to provide a
loving and nurturing learning environment for all children with delayed
communication skills. The teachers and therapists are all highly skilled,
certified and dedicated with advanced degrees and many years of experience with
children with special needs. MDE
is accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission as a certified provider of
educational services to children grades K-8th who have different
learning needs. MDE can also offer a vocational rehab Certificate of Completion for grades 9-12.
A core curriculum is offered as well as
art, computers, P.E., improv and music.
Our program prides itself on a small student-to-teacher ratio of 4:1. The MDE classrooms provide a flexible atmosphere
in a more casual setting than the traditional mainstream classroom, providing
each student with the environment that works best for their specific needs. Each teacher works with the family to
determine the specific goals and grade level that is suitable for their
child. Academic needs as well
socialization are incorporated in to the daily program. Our goal is to
facilitate intellectual, emotional and physical growth. Children will
experience dedicated educators to guide them to achieve their maximum potential.
We believe that
multi-sensory approach is the key to success. They provide students the
opportunities to develop social skills along with academics.
In October 2013, MDE School moved into new, larger facilities in East Cobb.
With the move to this facility, there are
increased opportunities for every student to expand their learning
experiences. The new building
encompasses two floors with classrooms on the upper level, and “specials” such
as computers, art, music and life skills, as well as a library, gym, newly
expanded lunchroom and an outdoor playground on the main level.
MDE also shares a campus with Greater Atlanta
Speech and Language Clinics which can allow for speech, occupational, and
physical therapies to be incorporated as necessary during the school day. MDE School accepts the Senate Bill 10 and
participates in the GASSO student scholarship program. The school is located at
1517 Johnson Ferry Road in Marietta, GA. To RSVP or for a private tour of the facility and for information
please call the school at 770-971-4633 or visit www.mdeschool.com.