Open House for MDE School

The special needs school on Johnson Ferry Road is accepting applications for the 2013-14 academic year.

From a press release:

The MDE School will host an Open House on Wednesday, February 6,  at 7 p.m. at 1000 Johnson Ferry Road in East Cobb. The 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 MDE School is currently accepting new students for the 2013-2014 school year. The Open House will offer the opportunity to introduce interested parties to the facilities and staff, and inform them about the curriculum.

MDE School was established in 2009 by Mindy Elkan, a speech-language pathologist and owner/Clinical Director of Greater Atlanta Speech and Language Clinics (GASLC).  Mindy, along with her late husband, Marc, had long recognized a need for a school for children with special needs.    

Named in memory of Marc, the “MDE” stands for Motivation, Dedication, and Excellence, which is what students experience at the MDE School. Dedicated, loving, nurturing and compassionate educators will be there to motivate and guide every child to achieve excellence at their own pace so they can reach their maximum potential.

MDE School is extremely proud of the accomplishments made in its first four years of existence. In 2012, the school expanded its campus and added a computer lab, library, new gym and additional classrooms, in addition to adding staff members to be able to maintain the 4-to-1 student-teacher ratio. 

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.  

The MDESchool campus shares a facility with Greater Atlanta Speech and Language Clinics (GASLC), which is a highly-regarded, full-service provider of Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapies.  The therapies available through GASLC can be incorporated into the MDE School students’ daily schedule, thus providing additional assistance and support as needed without having to go to a separate facility for these therapies. 

Open House attendees will be able to take a tour and see how well the two facilities interact with each other and meet the therapists and staff.

GASLC has garnered an excellent reputation over the past 31 years and we believe that the MDE School is following in that same manner. It is a place where parents can feel that their children are educated in a nurturing and loving environment where their intellectual, emotional and physical growth are challenged and rewarded in a successful manner. 

Those interested in attending may call 770-977-9457 or 770-971-4633 to RSVP by Feb. 1. Anyone wishing a tour and information prior to or after the Open House may call the school any time.


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