Welcome to John Archer School

John Archer School Mission is to provide students with effective educational services in a safe and supportive learning environment.  We establish high expectations for all students, build positive self-esteem and maximize levels of independence through high quality instruction.

John Archer School's Vision is to provide constantly developing professional community of learners who nurture each student's potential.  Through the educational process, we help student meet individual, post-secondary and life goals.  Our staff members actively engage parents and community stakeholders in the educational process to ensure the success of each child.  Together, our, school, parents, and community members help develop students who contribute to society to the fullest extent possible.

Dear John Archer School Families,

To address the needs of John Archer School students who require supervision or internet access during this time of virtual instruction, we are offering a limited number of spaces in our Learning Support Center at John Archer School.  In this center, children will be supervised and supported by our very own John Archer School staff.  Social distancing, face coverings, and CDC guidelines will be enforced unless for reasons related to disability or medical conditions adherence to the above is not feasible. 

As we continue to plan and prepare, please take a few moments, and complete the survey that will provide valuable information specific to John Archer School.

JAS Family Intent Survey

JAS Staff Intent Survey

Core Vocabulary and Communication​

Core Vocabulary refers to the small number of words that make up more than 70-91 % of what we say on a daily basis.  At the John Archer School, we are working to increase the capacity of our students to engage in appropriate social interaction with peers and adults and to generalize those skills in the community.  Below is a sample of the core vocabulary board that is used throughout our school.

Questions or Concerns

During these difficult times, as we are dealing with Covid-19, we understand that families may have questions or concerns as they relate to the opening of schools in the fall.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Randy Geyer, Principal, or Kim Marine, Assistant Principal, via email.  
Questions related to your child's educational concerns, please direct those to your child's classroom teacher. 
All email addresses are listed under the contact Quick Links section of the website.  


School Data

8:40 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Students)

Randy T. Geyer, Principal
Kimberly B. Marine, Assistant Principal

Facts & Figures
Facility Opened: 1971
Additions/Renovations:  1981 
School Capacity:  210
Total Enrollment:  121 (2018)
Classroom Teachers:  58 (2019)

Demographics & Assessments
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) provides school-by-school information on demographics and assessments on This site is updated annually as data becomes available.

Upcoming Events

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