Jefferson School In Frederick County Is Being Closed

Operator Sheppard Pratt cites ‘increased financial challenges.’



Jefferson, Md (KM) The Jefferson School is closing. The Baltimore Business Journal reports that the residential treatment center in Frederick County will be shutting its doors permanently on August 31st. 175 employees will be affected.

The facility is run by Sheppard Pratt. In a statement to the Baltimore Business Journal, the organization cited the “increased financial challenges from COVID-19.” It said it was no longer financially sustainable to stay open. The organization did not specify  any  detail about revenue or other related topics, the Journal reports.

Sheppard Pratt says it will work on “appropriate placement” for students and residents at the Jefferson School.

The school is one of 13 schools and residential programs operated by Sheppard Pratt in   Maryland. They serve children and young adults with emotional and behavioral difficulties who need specialized educational support

The facility is located on 30-acres along Point of Rocks Road, and provides access to year-round schooling, along with services such as group psychotherapy, family therapy, vocational and life skills training.


By Kevin McManus