Lost? There’s a Sign for That!

Written by
Kyle Sherman
Published on
June 13, 2022 at 8:00:00 AM PDT June 13, 2022 at 8:00:00 AM PDTth, June 13, 2022 at 8:00:00 AM PDT

The Frost School shares a wonderful sign idea for any office environment, especially one where learning is the fun part.

The Frost School in Rockville, Maryland is a nonpublic special education school serving children and adolescents who live in the Washington, DC metro area with emotional, behavioral and autism spectrum disorders. Founded in 1976 by the non-profit Family Foundation, The Frost School offers a variety of programs designed to integrate specialized academic instruction, counseling, transition services and behavioral modification strategies that are customized for the students themselves.

Over the last 38 years, as the different programs joined the school or moved to different locations within the building, it got confusing for the students to find their classrooms and for the staff to give them directions.

“We thought naming the halls would be a nice way to give the locations in the building some character and stability,” Assistant Principal Mark J. Hajjar tells us. “We decided to name them after the founders of our school. Since there are six founders –and the school is named after the main founder- we named our five hallways after the other five founders.”

Now, each hallway is adorned with an elegant, easy-to-read sign, so giving directions to any place in The Frost School is as easy as learning the names of the hallways -which turns out to be a lesson in school history, too.

“Everyone is really happy with the signs,” Mark says. “They look great around our school.”

We think so, too! Mark chose PlaqueMaker because he thinks it is the best value. “The submission process for creating our signs was very easy. The design team did a great job generating the first draft, which was perfect, and we were able to move quickly to finalizing the sign design and getting it shipped.”