To provide a nurturing yet challenging environment for students in Kindergarten through 6th grade with learning differences that supports academic and social needs and inspires minds for a lifetime.


Fri 18
Mon 21

NO SCHOOL – Winter Break

December 21 - December 31
Fri 01

NO SCHOOL – Winter Break

January 1, 2016
Mon 18


January 18, 2016
Fri 12

HALF DAY – Teacher Workday

February 12, 2016


The Diener School has talented, committed teachers Teaching is more than a career to them. This is evident in my son’s academic progress and attitude about school and life beyond. He was happy and successful at Diener each and every day for 7 years – what a gift.
Former Diener parent 2015
After three years of struggling to keep our son in a school that didn’t know how to meet his needs, it was a blessing to find Diener. By second grade, our child’s ADHD and impulsivity had him negatively labeled At Diener, there is no judgment—only acceptance and assistance. He is celebrated for all he is right now and all the potential he has. The faculty and staff are knowledgeable, skilled, and compassionate. They teach and nurture with good humor and grace. We feel very fortunate to be at Diener.
Current Diener Parent 2015
We can never thank you all for everything you do. I am certain other families communicate what I do, but truly we could never get through this as well as we are without Diener.
Current Diener Parent 2015
You all are truly so incredible at what you do. You will never know what you do for all of us. It is a gift and you all make a difference in so many lives.
Current Diener family 2015
I just wanted to send a quick reply to express how much the school has meant to her and her development; this on the heels of visiting her new school last night to meet parents/teachers there. We are all so proud of our daughter for all the hard work she’s put in at Diener to advance to the point where she is, but at the same time I have to acknowledge what a *very special place* Diener is: the “vibe” at Diener is *quite unlike* any other school I’ve seen, in terms of real, loving, commitment to those kids. We will never forget what tremendous work you’ve done for our “little” girl.
Former Diener dad 2014
Our Diener journey began 3 years ago. It has been such a smooth and fantastic ride. Diener was the perfect match for our son. It is a very caring environment fostered by talented administrators and teachers. As a result, he has thrived both academically and socially. Our only regret, we wish we found Diener sooner!!!
Former Diener dad 2014
The Diener School “gets it” about these three basic facts and provides every student with the ideal environment for developing academic, social, and life skills.
Carol Kranowitz, M.A. , Author of “The Out –of-Sync Child”
Diener School uses a variety of teaching methods to ensure all of their children make progress academically and socially. All of the children at the school receive a lot of individual attention and understanding. The teachers are flexible and creative and go the extra mile to make sure the children master a concept before moving to the next concept. Many of the children dreaded going to school before Diener; once they start at Diener, they begin to build self esteem and begin to look forward to school each day.
Pam Tedeschi, Educational Consultant
The Deiner School fits a much needed gap in the array of special needs schools in the metro DC area. Their integrative approach to education is cutting edge and an immense help to many of my patients who attend or have attended Deiner.
Lance Clawson, M.D., Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist