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The Children’s Guild’s schools and programs respond to the unique needs of every child, family, and community we serve. We are one of the largest providers of charter schools, special education, autism services, treatment foster care, and family mental and behavioral health services in the region.

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Learn more about our Charter & Contract Schools, Special Education Schools, Preschools, Career & Apprenticeship Programs, and Behavioral Health and Treatment Foster Care programs:

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Success & Impact

Since 1953, we’ve been making a powerful effect on the lives of children, adults, and families.
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Transformation Education

Discover our highly acclaimed educational philosophy supporting the whole child.
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Find a School

Our innovation schools utilize Transformation Education to enhance student success.
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Support transforming the way America cares for and educates its children.
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 Our Locations

Administrative Headquarters

6802 McClean Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21234
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Monarch Preschool College Park

9506 50th Avenue
College Park, MD 20740
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Monarch Global Academy Laurel

430 Brock Bridge Road
Laurel, MD 20724
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Monarch Academy Glen Burnie

6730 Baymeadow Drive
Glen Burnie, MD 21060
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Monarch Academy Annapolis

2000 Capital Drive
Annapolis, MD 21401
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The Children’s Guild D.C.
Public Charter School 

2146 24th Pl.
NE Washington, DC 20018
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The Children’s Guild School of Prince George’s County 

5702 Sargent Rd.
Chillum, MD 20782
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The Children’s Guild School of Baltimore

410 E. Jeffrey St.
Baltimore, MD 21225
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The Children’s Guild: Transformation Academy

6802 McClean Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21234
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Our Philosophy: Transformation Education

The Children’s Guild is guided by Transformation Education (TranZed), an organizational philosophy that fosters a culture of flexibility. This culture creates management and staff who are agile thinkers. This assures children are treated as individuals and taught the way they learn best. TranZed infuses the beliefs and values of The Children’s Guild into the look of its physical environment, child-caring and educational approaches, the mindset of its employees, and its operating systems. The design of the physical environment and the approaches used to care for and educate children are based on the newest findings in neuroscience, and therefore creates an enriched, brain-compatible environment. This philosophy has been proven to:

  • Increase return to less restrictive environment
  • Increase ability to manage difficult children
  • Increase academic scores
  • Decrease child care worker, foster parent and teacher turnover rates
  • Decrease need for physical crisis intervention
  • Decrease time focused on crisis management
  • Decrease cost of deliberate destruction and damage

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The Children's Guild13 hours ago

Mental Health is paramount at The Children’s Guild all year long. We make sure that our schools are equipped with mental health therapists and professionals to ensure our students thrive. During this week of Mental Health Awareness, we want to share the great work from...

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The Children's Guild
The Children's Guild5 days ago

Check out this new book by Nikki Pritchett-Johnson, an Anne Arundel County Public Schools School Counselor who provides school-based counseling services for Monarch Academy Annapolis - A Program of The Children's Guild!

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The Children's Guild1 week ago

The Children’s Guild celebrates National Family Day.
We want to take this opportunity to thank all types of families, especially those in our Treatment Foster Care Program. Serving children who cannot be responsibly cared for in traditional foster homes, our Treatment Foster Care...

  Important Dates

November 24, 2022
Thanksgiving Day—Headquarters and affiliates closed
December 26, 2022
Christmas Day (Observed)—Headquarters and affiliates closed
January 2, 2023
New Year’s Day (Observed) – Headquarters and affiliates closed 
January 16, 2023
Martin Luther King Day – Headquarters and affiliates closed 
May 29, 2023
Memorial Day – Headquarters and affiliates closed
June 19, 2023
Juneteenth – Headquarters and affiliates closed
July 4, 2023
Independence Day – Headquarters and affiliates closed
September 4, 2023
Labor Day – Headquarters and affiliates closed
November 23, 2023
Thanksgiving Day – Headquarters and affiliates closed
December 25, 2023
Christmas Day – Headquarters and affiliates closed