About College Gardens Elementary School

College Gardens Elementary School

Vision

As a Primary Years Programme school, we will provide an engaging and open-minded learning community where all members collaborate respectfully to challenge and motivate one another within a safe and nurturing environment.


Mission Statement

We develop and support a successful and inclusive environment where all students actively participate in and assume ownership of their learning.  As a unified staff and community, we create a rigorous instructional program, which promotes globally minded, creative, confident, and reflective lifelong learners.


About Our School

In August of 2007 College Gardens Elementary became authorized as the first International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) in the state of Maryland. PYP is the elementary version of the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) program.

College Gardens Elementary School has approximately 860 students in HeadStart through 5th grades.  College Gardens also has a Chinese Immersion Program (1 class per grade) for grades K thru 5.

College Gardens Elementary School is part of the Richard Montgomery Cluster of schools in Montgomery County, Maryland.  Students who graduate from College Gardens will attend Julius West Middle School and Richard Montgomery High School.