The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is an organization that concerns itself with the complex issues of dyslexia. The IDA membership consists of a variety of professionals in partnership with people with dyslexia, their families and all others interested in it's mission. The Association endeavors to disseminate current research, trends, and tools that optimize programs to assist children with language-based learning differences.

Head of School Ben Shifrin is a former VP of the Board of Directors of the International Dyslexia Association, as well as an honored member of its Hall of Fame; he previously served as the association’s treasurer. In 2016, Jemicy became the first school in the nation to be accredited by the IDA.


Jemicy is a member of The Dyslexia Foundation (TDF), offering our school direct access to top experts in the field of dyslexia and learning disabilities. For more than 30 years, TDF has been bringing together leading scientists from important fields in dyslexia research, while working to create a bridge between research and practice. TDF’s mission is to facilitate and disseminate scientific breakthroughs and advances in dyslexia through collaboration among neuroscientists, cognitive scientists, geneticists, and practitioners.


Founded in 2023, the Association of LD Schools supports hundreds of specialized schools throughout the nation in their work with students who learn differently.  Jemicy School is proud to be a founding school and looks forward to collaborating with our partner schools in order to make a positive impact in the greater community.


Jemicy is an accredited member of AIMS, a nonprofit association of independent schools in Maryland and Washington, DC. Founded in 1967, the association's mission is to serve independent schools by providing outstanding professional development, accreditation services, public advocacy, and networking opportunities.


The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) is a nonprofit membership association that provides services to more than 2,000 schools, including Jemicy, in the United States and abroad, including more than 1,600 nonprofit, private K-12 schools in the U.S. that are self-determining in mission and program and are governed by independent boards. As the largest association of independent schools, NAIS co-creates the future of education by uniting and empowering our community.

Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust

The Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust, in partnership with our eighteen independent member schools, recruits and supports through the admissions process academically talented African American students with financial need from the Baltimore area. Once students are enrolled, B.E.S.T. positions them for success through academic preparation, leadership development, and support programs.


Jemicy School enjoys a partnership with the Maryland Biodiversity Project. The Project (MBP) was started in June 2012 by Bill Hubick and Jim Brighton to thoroughly catalogue the living things of Maryland. Over 16,000 species have been catalogued, including over 7,000 species with photographs, featuring the work of more than 500 naturalists and photographers (including some Jemicy students and faculty). The collaboration, which involves many exceptional naturalists in and around Maryland, makes this project an indispensable resource for conservation and education.
Jemicy School students explore their school's habitats and work with Maryland Biodiversity Project to identify, document, share interesting facts, and maintain their school checklist. In the past few years, Jemicy has proudly added new Baltimore County records to the project!
Supporting nature education is a primary goal of MBP, and Jemicy is excited to participate and share our discoveries! Click HERE to check out MBP’s home page and checklist.
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