The Diener Difference


Educating the Whole Child

The Diener Difference integrates all the components of a holistic learning environment to create a strong curriculum for academic, social and emotional growth. This allows for meaningful integration of the Diener Schools cornerstones and enables our students’ self-esteem to soar.

Multi-sensory Instruction

All children learn differently! We provide a creative, hands-on experience for our students using auditory, visual and kinesthetic learning styles.

Individualized Learning

Each student is recognized as an individual who brings with him/her strengths and challenges that are unique. Diener recognizes this individuality when addressing learning needs and creating customized growth opportunities.

Connection Between Movement and Learning

We strongly believe in the connection between movement and learning and feel our students learn best by active participation. Students greatly benefit from daily movement breaks, self-regulatory programs, and individualized sensory diets.

Collaboration Amongst Professionals

The collaboration amongst teachers, therapists, parents and outside professionals is what makes Diener a school like no other. Our push-in therapeutic model allows for purposeful interventions and accommodations to be infused in each class throughout the day.


School Profile

Below are just a few of our numbers for 2019-2020. To learn more visit our school/student profile page.






Diener Staff



Elementary School

The Diener School Middle School Icon Potomac, Maryland


NEW Middle School
Coming 2020

NEW Diener Middle School

Thank you for your interest in our new Middle School program, designed to support our Diener mission. We are thrilled to open a Middle School program that is distinct from our Elementary School and responsive to our students’ academic, social and emotional needs.

The Diener School Middle School Potomac Maryland

Our Middle School program will include the following:

  • Multi-sensory Instruction
  • Individualized Learning
  • Small-Group Instruction for Reading and Math
  • Orton Gillingham and Phonographix Instruction
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Social Opportunities both on and off-campus
  • Social-Emotional Curriculum Embedded
  • Collaboration Amongst Professionals
  • Skill-building in social and advocacy Skills

It is our vision that our Diener graduates:

  • Understand their learning, attention, processing, social, and emotional strengths and challenges and are able to advocate for their needs in each area 
  • Have the organizational and planning skills to be able to learn effectively
  • Utilize all available resources to reach their full potential
  • Demonstrate the responsibility, self-discipline, and reflection that enable them to be kind, respectful, and collaborative

Learn more about Our Diener Middle School Program and Schedule a Tour.

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