Lois T. Murray Elementary School

Recent Highlights:

The School Programs at Kennedy Krieger Institute has been named a 2012 Leadership and Innovation in Special Education Awardee by the National Association of Private Special Education Centers (NAPSEC).

The Maryland State Department of Education has recognized Lois T. Murray Elementary School as one of 384 elementary and middle schools for the academic performance of its students on the 2011 Maryland School Assessment (MSA) and for improving the performance of special populations of students.


Program Overview:

The Kennedy Krieger Institute, through a partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools, provides special education and related services to eligible students aged three through fourteen who attend Lois T. Murray, School 313. The preschool class is designed specifically for young children with an autism spectrum disorder and is a collaboration between the Kennedy Krieger School and the Kennedy Krieger Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD). Transportation is provided by Baltimore City Public Schools.

Instruction and Assessment of Progress:

Curriculum and instructional materials are all aligned to the MSDE core learning goals and follows the Voluntary State Curriculum. For school-age students, individualized life-skills instruction is based on goals and objectives on students Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and is aligned with Alternative Maryland State Assessment (ALT-MSA) domains. Enrollment in Lois T. Murray includes students from all areas of Baltimore and is based on a referral from Baltimore City Public Schools. Additionally, benchmark assessments are used to monitor progress in instructional areas and IEPs are reviewed quarterly and progress on IEP goals are reported in the quarterly report card to parents.

Positive Behavior Intervention:

Students are provided a high level of behavioral support when transitioning to and from, and participating in all class activities. All school staff members are trained in positive behavioral interventions.

Related Services:

The following related services are provided in accordance with the IEP of each student. Related services are provided in pullout, embedded and consultative formats.

  • Speech/Language Pathology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Assistive Technology
  • School Health Services
  • Social Work Services

Student Life:

Students participate in community based activities and are active in Special Olympics