At a Glance
  • The Auburn School grows the social and academic potential of bright students with social and communication challenges.

    The Auburn School is an independent day-school with a specialized program which offers a stimulating educational program for intellectually engaged students with challenges in the areas of communication, socialization, language, and organization. Auburn’s program simultaneously supports the development of academic skills, social competency and pragmatic language in an engaging educational environment. 

  • Auburn’s support, encouragement, and routine, as well as her awesome teachers, were just right for her last year and she learned so much!


  • The Auburn School has three campuses in the Washington, DC and Baltimore Metro areas. The Auburn School was founded in 2009 with the opening of the Fairfax, Virginia Campus. After a successful inaugural year, the Silver Spring, Maryland Campus opened in 2010 and the Baltimore, Maryland Campus opened in September 2011. The Auburn School plans to open other campuses nationally in the future.


  • The Auburn School's Baltimore and Silver Spring campuses currently serve students from Kindergarten through 8th grade. Our Fairfax, VA campus serves students from Kindergarten through 12th grade. 

Faculty & Staff

  • Average class size ratios are no more than eight students to one teacher. Auburn’s staff and advisors include experienced and award-winning educators and professionals. All of our staff is highly trained in specific instructional and developmental strategies that have been proven to be successful and effective for Auburn’s student population. 

Financial Aid & Scholarships

  • Many social thinking and learning, behavior and OT services are included in the tuition. The Auburn School has a strong desire to serve all students and families who can benefit from our program. Generous financial aid and tuition assistance is available to families that qualify based on demonstrated need. Approximately 20-25% of students receive tuition assistance, with average grant awards of about $7,500-$10,000. We also offer a limited number of scholarship grants through the Capital Education Scholarship Fund covering up to 75% of tuition and fees.

    For most of our families, all of Auburn’s tuition, fees and related costs, such as transportation, are fully tax-deductible as a medical expense.  This reduces the effective cost to families by thousands of dollars each year.  Individual circumstances will vary, so please consult your individual tax advisor regarding this deduction.


  • The Auburn School is accredited through AdvancED/ SACS CASI. AdvancED is the world’s largest education community, serving more than 30,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and in more than 70 countries that educate over 16 million students. We believe that students must be prepared to succeed in a constantly-evolving and diverse world and that educational institutions have a deep responsibility to deliver quality education to students from all walks of life.

    As the global leader in advancing education excellence through accreditation and school improvement, AdvancED brings together more than 100 years of experience and the expertise of three US-based accreditation agencies — the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).