The Maryland School for the Blind (MSB) is a nonprofit private school that serves students who are identified as blind or visually impaired. MSB provides quality educational programs for individuals from infancy to age 21. As a statewide resource center, 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’s library is setting the gold standard for school library accessibility for visually impaired students in Maryland. Additional information about this school can be found here.

Fallstaff Elementary/Middle School in Upper Park Heights serves 467 students from pre-kindergarten through grade eight. Fallstaff is a Title I school with 55 percent of the student population meeting income criteria for Title I funding. The student population has grown by 18 percent over the last five years. Fallstaff focuses on college and career preparedness and believes that “The Race to excellence begins with a Book!” Additional information about this school can be found here.