Ashburton Elementary School

6314 Lone Oak Drive
Bethesda, Maryland 20817

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Keller Brothers, Inc.


JK Architects + Associates, Inc.

MCPS Construction Contact

Ken Futch

Ashburton Elementary School was built in 1957 and modernized in 1993. The Walter Johnson Cluster has experienced large student enrollment increases in the past decade, primarily driven by turnover of neighborhood homes to younger families. New residential development is expected to contribute to area school enrollment growth. Construction funds for the addition project were appropriated in Fiscal Year 2018. The project is scheduled to be completed by August 2019.

The addition for Ashburton Elementary School will increase the school’s capacity to 770 students by adding four standard classrooms, a dual purpose room, instructional support rooms, and expand the existing multipurpose room. To address the projected space deficit at the school for the short-term, a modular classroom addition will be installed. The modular building will include eight standard classrooms and student and staff toilet rooms.

  • The two-story addition requires the least amount of impact to the existing building.
  • The design creates a close connection to the east parking/student drop-off area.
  • The design provides the visibility of the play areas by staff.
  • The placement of the addition allows for phasing of the construction and minimizes the impact to school operations.