4509 E Monument Street
Baltimore, MD 21205
        410-630-5324 (fax)
Maryland Progressive​​​​​​​​​ Institute
Let's Learn and Grow Together!!!

Approved by Maryland State Department of Education

Accepting New Students

 ​​​​​​​​Maryland Progressive Institute is a full day special education program providing services to students with cognitive disabilities in grades 1-12 who require instruction focused on functional academic and social training.  We will accept students in grades 1-12 (ages 6-22) with the classifications of Learning Disabled, Speech and Language Impaired, Other Health Impaired, and Emotionally Disturbed.  Our goal is to close the gap between a child’s potential and his/her day-to-day performance. An emphasis is placed on developing self-respect, responsibility and building character.     
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Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students
The Maryland Progressive Institute Corporation located at 4509 E. Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.


                                                           MISSION STATEMENT
Maryland Progressive Institute’s mission is to mainstream and/or graduate every student in a positive, clean and safe environment where all are respected. Here students will gain a sense of self-worth and individuality through academic and behavioral achievement. We will encourage our students to work hard and demonstrate the behavior and skills necessary to succeed both in school and life.
Maryland Progressive Institute strives to ensure that all students with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education (FAPE).  We realize that the quality of special education programs for such children is achieved by having high expectations and access to the general education curriculum to the maximum extent possible

MPI educators are fully committed to individualizing instruction and supporting all students.  All special educators work together as a unified team to enhance their efforts and resources towards providing special learners with an equal education opportunity, while meeting their instructional needs.

Maryland Progressive Institute implements the Maryland College and Career Ready Standards. We utilize the Baltimore City School's curriculum for Literacy, Mathematics and Social Studies. 

Our goal to help student explore college and career options that supports them in becoming innovative leaders of our future.
Admission Criteria
Maryland Progressive Institute offers special education day school programs for boys and girls grades 1-12 (ages 6 –22) who have emotional disabilities, behavior disorders, multiple disabilities, learning disabilities, health impairments, attention deficit disorder, speech and language difficulties, and/or developmental delays that interfere with attending regular school programs.
Students are referred by their local education agencies through the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process.

Steps to enroll a child in MPI:

1.  Schedule an IEP team meeting. Before you can enroll your child in MPI, you must schedule a meeting with your child’s IEP team. The team will discuss your child’s situation; and if necessary, refer your child to a non-public school such as MPI.
2.  Contact Maryland Progressive Institute.  We want to know your child’s current situation (i.e., IEP), and we want to tell you about the programs and services we offer.
3.  Interview and Tour. The admissions Director at Maryland Progressive Institute will contact you to bring your child in for an interview and tour of the school. You may also meet with other  staff members, including the school counselor, school principal and others, at this time.

Acceptance. Your child can attend school within a day of formal acceptance.    

Maryland Progressive Institute admits children grades 1-12, ages of 6-22 year old without regard to 
race, culture, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, or disability. 
  1. Dr. Andrew Manley/Executive Director
    Dr. Andrew Manley/Executive Director
  2. Kimberly Austin M.Ed./Administrative Head/Principal
    Kimberly Austin M.Ed./Administrative Head/Principal
Employment Opportunities
  1. 1
    Education Director
  2. 2
    Special Education Teacher
  3. 3
    Part-time PE Teacher

Employment Oppo​rtunities

Job Title: Special Education Teacher (or) Education Director 

Special Education Teacher (or) Education Director at a Special Ed Non-Public School opening soon.​​

The Special Education Teacher, (Under the general supervision of the Education Director) will maximize the learning experience of students with special needs, in academics, interpersonal skills and activities of daily living by implementing district approved curriculum; documenting teaching and student progress/activities, outcomes; addressing students' specific needs; providing a safe and optimal learning environment.
The Education Director assists the Administrators in the supervision and implementation of the curriculum, instructional and management programs at the school site to which s/he is assigned. Additionally, the Education Director maintains relationships with and extends program options for students with representatives of

Baltimore City Nonpublic School’s Division.
Part-time Physical Education Teacher provides for instruction of students by developing, selecting, and modifying instructional plans and materials and presenting them using instructional techniques which meet the needs of all students. The teacher provides an atmosphere and environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of students. This position monitors and evaluates student performance, develops and implements plans to improve student performance, and maintains required records and follows required procedures and practices. Current Maryland Certification/Eligible to receive Certification in Physical Education

Maryland Special Education License required for all positions

Tel.: 410-276-1471
410 630 5324 (fax)​

Email: [email protected]

4509 E. Monument Street
Baltimore, MD 21205

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