Bannockburn Elementary School Vision Statement

Bannockburn is an inclusive community of innovative thinkers; we challenge, we inspire, we achieve greatness.

Bannockburn Elementary School Mission Statement

We will:  
  • Create a peaceful and respectful environment
  • Value and share in the experiences and perspectives of others.
  • Teach children to be problem solvers. 
  • Foster creativity, kindness, and compassion. 
  • Establish and maintain high expectations that meet all student needs. 
  • Prepare students to live in and contribute to a dynamic world.

About Bannockburn ES

Bannockburn Elementary School is located in Bethesda, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C. Bannockburn serves 450 students from Kindergarten to fifth grade and is part of the Whitman Cluster.

The elementary schools in the Whitman Cluster include Bradley HillsBurning Tree,Carderock Springs and Wood Acres. The middle school in the Whitman Cluster is Thomas Pyle and Walt Whitman is the high school.

Our Students

Bannockburn students represent a diverse population with an enrollment of 450 students in Kindergarten through Fifth grade.  The students come to us from many countries around the world. The ESOL Program (English Speakers of Other Languages) includes students speaking in many different languages with a variety of ability levels and backgrounds. This diversity provides the school with a rich cultural heritage.  

 Office Phone Numbers

  • Main Office 240-740-1270
  • FAX 301-320-6559

    Daily Schedule  

    8:30 Main office opens

    9:10 Students may enter the building

    9:25 School Starts

    11:45-12:15 Kindergarten & 4th grade lunch

    12:15-12:50 Kindergarten & 4th grade recess


    12:20-12:50 1st and 3rd grade lunch

    12:50-1:25 1st and 3rd grade recess


    12:55-1:25 2nd and 5th grade lunch

    1:25-2:00 2nd and 5th grade recess


    3:50-4:10 Dismissal: Kindergarten walkers, BarT, Walkers, Bus Riders as busses arrive at school

     4:30 Front office closed 

Policies and Procedures

  • Discipline Policy
  • Parent Handbook 
  • What You Should Know About Riding the Bus 
  • School Crisis Plan Letter 
  • Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures 

School Improvement

  • School Improvement Plan  

Homework Policy