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Jemicy School Announces $3 Million Gift from Sandy and Malcolm Berman

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Jemicy School has announced a $3 million gift from Sandy and Malcolm Berman, the most significant donation in Jemicy’s 50-year history.

The Bermans are committed philanthropists with strong ties to the Jemicy community and a deep caring for children with dyslexia or other related language-based learning differences.

The Bermans’ transformational gift will help accommodate Jemicy’s growing enrollment through additional classrooms and student gathering spaces that will support and enhance the school’s programs, and it will also facilitate an invigorating and stimulating campus experience. Plans are underway for new facilities on both the Lower and Middle School Campus and on the Upper School Campus.

“This gift will directly impact the number of students whose lives will be transformed by the Jemicy experience,” said Head of School Ben Shifrin. “The Bermans’ long-standing commitment and connection to the school as grandparents and great-grandparents of Jemicy students affirm their belief in our program, but more importantly, support that they witnessed firsthand. If taught the way they learn best with research-based methodologies in a caring and supportive environment, students who learn differently can excel in amazing ways.”

The Bermans are inspired by Jemicy’s evolution over the course of its history, its mission, the commitment of faculty and administration, and the strong sense of community they felt and observed when they attended the recent 50th
Jubilee celebration in April.

About Jemicy School
Jemicy School, founded in 1973 and accredited by AIMS, is a co-educational, independent school that provides highly individualized, flexible and challenging programs for talented and bright, college-bound students (grades 1-12) with dyslexia or other related language-based learning differences. The school addresses students’ intellectual strengths and their learning needs by utilizing creative, multisensory, research-based programs and techniques to develop reading, writing, spelling, math and organization skills. Jemicy promotes a love of learning and prepares students for the intellectual and social challenges of college and life.

The Lower and Middle School Campus and the Upper School Campus are both located in Owings Mills, just a short distance from one another. For more information visit

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