Our Mission


Achieving Independence

As a statewide resource center, The Maryland School for the Blind (MSB) provides outreach, educational and residential services for students to reach their fullest potential by preparing them to be as successful, independent and well-rounded contributing members of their communities as possible.

MSB, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit private school, currently serves approximately 1200 students identified as blind or visually impaired throughout all 24 Maryland jurisdictions. Through on campus and outreach programs, as well as the Maryland Instructional Resource Center, MSB provides quality educational programs for individuals from infancy to age 21.  Approximately 95% of the 225 students served in the day school and residential programs have intellectual, sensory, behavioral, and physical disabilities as well as health challenges in addition to their visual impairment.  Since 1853, MSB has offered individualized programs to meet these special needs.