Helping Kids ~ Strengthening Families


In operation since 2016, Arrow Center for Education Schools – Riverside is a private separate day school designed to provide full-day special education and related services to a maximum of 70 students on two campuses.


The primary goal of the educational program is to help students reach their potential academically, emotionally, and behaviorally. The school uses an integrated reading program that supports the developing reader, as well as incorporates academics in all of the other core content areas.

Our focus is to return students to a less restrictive environment when it is in the best interest of the student. We recognize that working with students who are in their most formative years of school gives us a unique and powerful opportunity to provide interventions that can have a positive impact for years to come.


We serve male and female students, K-12th grade / age 21. Primarily, our students are diploma track, though with the ability to individualize programming, students earning a certificate of completion may also be enrolled. Many of our students have an IEP that identify an emotional disability, specific learning disability, autism, or multiple disabilities, though other students with intellectual disabilities and other health impairments have been served to great success. We have designated one self-contained classroom for students with the most specialized autism needs.

  • Facilities
  • Curriculum
  • School Staff
  • Locations


  • Two Buildings
  • 8 Classrooms
  • A Library/Media Center
  • Interactive Technology to Aid Instruction
  • Designated Therapy Spaces
  • Two Resource Rooms
  • Sensory Calming Room
  • Sensory Movement Room
  • Outdoor Playground
  • Softball Field


We implement the Harford County Public School (HCPS) curriculum. If a class is offered for a student who is not a HCPS student, and HCPS does not have a curriculum available, another Local School System’s curriculum may be used.

For our students working towards a diploma, the curriculum will be accommodated as designated in the IEP. For students working to a certificate of completion, more significant modifications to the curriculum may be made, so the students is being taught to the their appropriate instructional level.


Our school Executive Director is Audrey Wanga, and she can be reached at [email protected]. She is supported by an amazing team.


An IEP Coordinator – coordinates with families, Local School Systems, and Arrow providers to help craft the best IEP to meet each student’s needs.

Special Educators – certified through the Maryland State Department of Education. Each teacher works in a self-contained classroom, with no more than nine students.

Assistant Teachers – who support the instruction and classroom environment. Assistant Teachers remain with the same groupings of students throughout the day, and partner closely with the Teacher in providing quality group and individualized instruction.

Licensed Clinicians – who provide individual and group therapy, and support the growth in social-emotional and self-management goals on the IEP.

Behavior and Academic Specialists – who provide leadership and ensure fidelity to the work our Assistant Teachers and Resource Specialists do.

Resource Specialists – who provide preventative behavioral support, as well as safe and respectful crisis management as needed.

A contractual Psychiatrist – who partners with families to provide evaluator services and medication management as needed.

Contractual Speech-Language Pathologists and Occupational Therapists – who provides services as designated on students’ IEPs.

A Treatment Coordinator – who is the contact point for all related services.

A designated Certified Medication Technician – who works under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, and provides medication administration and first aid care.

A Vocational Coordinator – who works with students, families, the community, and post-secondary resource for a successful transition after high school.

A Program Assistant – who serves as a point of contact for students records

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) – is available in individualized cases when the IEP team has determined an ABA approach is appropriate.


      • What is your inclement weather policy?
      • What does it mean if my child graduates from Arrow Center for Education Schools – Riverside?
      • How do you help students transition back to their home school?
      • How can my child attend the Riverside school?
      What is your inclement weather policy?

      Arrow Riverside follows Harford County Public Schools’ inclement weather decisions and will make up any missed days.

      What does it mean if my child graduates from Arrow Center for Education Schools – Riverside?

      Because your student completed the graduation requirements of their Local School System, which are the same requirements as their home school, your child’s diploma or certificate of completion will say the name of their home school—C. Milton Wright, Edgewood High, etc. It is then up to your child if they want to share where they achieved those diploma requirements and mention Arrow.

      How do you help students transition back to their home school?

      It varies on the needs of the student, but we work closely with the LSS, mostly Harford County Public Schools, to create a plan that works for that student. Sometimes, that involves a student attending their home school for half of the day and to the Arrow Riverside school for half of the day, before fully going back. But in all cases, we work to ensure that the supports and skills needed in the home school environment are closely mirrored and practiced at Arrow Riverside, to increase the success.

      How can my child attend the Riverside school?

      Students come to us through the IEP central team process. A Local School System (LSS) will refer the student to us. We will contact the family and set up a tour for both the family and student. Interested parents are always welcome to tour the school even if they have not been referred. It is our courtesy to the LSS to notify them if an interested parent tours before a central IEP.



      1370 BRASS MILL ROAD
      BELCAMP, MD 21017


      (410) 297.4100


      (410) 273.9555

      We’d love to provide you with more information or answer any questions you may have.  We’d also love to have you stop by for a tour of our facilities and meet some of our staff.

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