Phillips Programs

7010 Braddock Road
United States

About Phillips Programs

PHILLIPS is a non-profit, private organization serving the needs of individuals with emotional and behavioral problems and their families through education, family support services, community education and advocacy.
The purpose of PHILLIPS is to assist individuals to maximize their potential and be productive members of society.

PHILLIPS Programs for Children and Families is proud to have recently won the 2010 Washington Post Award for Excellence in Non-Profit Management.

In July 1967, with a vision of applying behavioral principles to the problem of educating unserved children, Dr. Lakin Phillips, a psychologist, founded the School for Contemporary Education. From the beginning Dr. Phillips' vision included a firm commitment to active parental involvement and interest in the use of educational technology. The school opened two months later in a renovated house in McLean, Virginia with four students. The organization first established a tutoring program but special education programs soon followed. In 2001 the program's name was changed to PHILLIPS Programs for Children and Families in honor of the founder. Piper Phillips Caswell is the current President and CEO.

From the initial four students, the organization has grown to serve nearly 500 students and their families from throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area annually in its four programs (two special education day schools, a therapeutic foster care program, and a home-based family program).


PHILLIPS School Annandale
7010 Braddock Road
Annandale VA 22003

PHILLIPS School Laurel
8920 Whiskey Bottom Road
Laurel MD 20723

Our comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • Group health insurance
  • Group dental insurance
  • Fully paid life insurance
  • Fully paid long term disability insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Tax deferred savings plan
  • Sick/personal leave
  • Direct deposit of paycheck
  • Credit union membership available
  • Reimbursement of professional fees (up to certain limits)
  • Funds to help pay for degree program coursework
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Legal Assistance Program
  • Bonus program for staff referral
  • Gym membership discount available










1 job with Phillips Programs


    • Annandale, Virginia
    • Phillips Programs

    SPECIAL EDUCATION: READING SPECIALIST School Year 2018-2019 PHILLIPS School ~ Annandale, a blue ribbon private special education day school, has an...