About Stephen Knolls School

Stephen Knolls School provides a Special Education Program for students who range in age from three to twenty-one years. Stephen Knolls School provides collaborative comprehensive educational services utilizing a transdisciplinary approach. Students who attend Stephen Knolls live in the southern part of Montgomery County. 

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Mission Statement

Stephen Knolls School creates a diverse, interactive online learning environment which is designed to meet the individual needs of every student. We provide a strong support network for students, families, caregivers, and staff based on individual needs and supports implemented by a transdisciplinary team which includes teachers, support staff members, therapists, and related service providers.

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Vision Statement

In the virtual environment, the staff and families at Stephen Knolls School are dedicated to each student’s personal success, creating a supportive network to ensure each child is given the opportunity to pursue his or her educational goals. All teachers, therapists, related service providers, and support staff at Stephen Knolls School pledge to provide the education and support system needed to help every student achieve his/her fullest potential in the online learning environment.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email Principal Michelle Mach at Michelle_Mach@mcpsmd.org  or call the school's Main Office: (240) 740-0050 between the hours of 8:30am - 4:00pm.


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  • Weekend Bag Program: MCPS, Manna Food Center, and Women Who Care Ministries are distributing weekend backpacks with groceries to the families of MCPS students each Friday. The location of distribution sites and times are listed at the bottom of the webpage  

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SK Asbestos and Pest Management
Below is information regarding environmental compliance requirements for Stephen Knolls. The components of environmental compliance are listed below: 
For additional languages of the pest management please reference here.  For additional languages of the asbestos management please reference here.
Información sobre los requisitos de cumplimiento ambiental de Stephen Knolls. Los componentes del cumplimiento medioambiental se enumeran a continuación:
Para idiomas adicionales sobre el manejo de plagas, consulte here. Para idiomas adicionales de la gestión del asbesto, consulte here.

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Stephen Knolls School receives Recertification Award in the Green School Program
June 1, 2020

Announcements and News

Stephen Knolls Receives Recertification in the Green Schools Award Program

Nationally recognized, the Maryland Green Schools Award Program (MDGS) allows schools and their communities to evaluate their efforts in environmental sustainability. Participating schools empower youth to make changes to reduce environmental impact, encourage sustainability and foster environmental literacy. Mar

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Stay Active! A Guide to Classes and Camps

Spring is around the corner and registration for camps opened February 11th. Take a look at what is available: Click Here Montgomery County Parks offers a Spring Guide to staying active in the community: Click Here . Montgomery County's Website for Classes and Camps: Click Here If you have questions about y

Closing the Gap Solutions

Closing the Gap Solutions offers assistive technology resources for children and adults with disabilities in their annual resource directory. This is a guide to the latest assistive technology products for children and adults with disabilities. It is the culmination of an extensive search for the latest software, hard

Office of Student and Family Support and Engagement

Visit the Office of Student and Family Support and Engagement website by clicking here They offer a resource guide to support in answering questions and with guidance. Click here for their resource guide .

Formal Assessment Documents at Stephen Knolls

Below are a list of assessment documents that teachers are using at Stephen Knolls and when the assessments are being administered to the students. The documents detail the purpose and the feedback that is informed from using the tools.

Stephen Knolls Introduces the Quadriciser

Stephen Knolls School is proud to be the first in Maryland to offer the Quadriciser Robotic Therapy System (QRTS) to their students. The QRTS is the first and only total body automated therapy system that offers both active and passive, and bi-directional manipulation. It is designed to manipulate the upper and lower body extremities with timed sessions and variable speed control.