exceptional schools fair

Welcome to the Exceptional Schools Group

Celebrating exceptional schools in Maryland, DC, Virginia, and beyond culminating in our annual Exceptional Schools Fair!

We invite you to visit the Exceptional Schools Fair in the fall – and to use our website as a resource throughout the year – to explore individualized programs to help your child thrive both academically and socially. The purpose of the Fair and this website is to showcase the many wonderful school choices available to families of children with diverse learning needs. Many of our 2020 Participating Schools are currently accepting students for this school year.

Due to safety concerns as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not hold a fair in 2022. Please check back next fall for announcements, updates, and school information for our 2023 Fair!

Check out our 2020 Virtual ESF Panels!

2020 ESF Information

Sunday, November 8, 2020

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The 2020 Exceptional Schools Fair was held virtually via Zoom in response to COVID-19.

Registration for Families

Registration is currently closed as the event has passed. Please join us next year for the 2022 Exceptional Schools Fair!

2020 Participating Schools

Visit individual school sites to learn more about their missions, see upcoming Open House dates, and for admissions contact information.

Visit Our Schools

Reach Our Families

Our 2020 “Take One” partner organizations are listed on our website and in our digital school directory. Please reach out by email if you’re interested in being listed.

Contact Us

Location Information

The 2020 Fair was held virtually, though we look forward to returning to the Katzen Art Center next year! Please check back next fall for 2023 Fair information.

Families, Register Here