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.


Digital Citizenship

Bannockburn is committed to creating a culture of digital citizenship and is endorsed as a Common Sense School. 

Our Students

Bannockburn students represent a diverse population with an enrollmet 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 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  

8:00 Main office opens
9:10 Students may enter the building
9:25 School Starts

11:15-11:45 Kindergarten Recess and Grade 1 Lunch
11:50-12:20 Grade 1 Recess and Kindergarten Lunch 

12:25-12:55 Grades 2 and 4 Lunch and Grades 3 and 5 Recess 

1:00-1:30 Grades 2 and 4 Recess and Grades 3 and 5 Lunch 

3:50-4:10 Dismissal: Kindergarten walkers, BarT, Walkers, Bus Riders as busses arrive at school
4:30 Main office closed 

MCPS Attendance Policy

The MCPS attendance policy regarding partial absences specifies that if children arrive at school more than two hours after the start of the day, they are marked 'A.M. absent'. Should a student leave more than two hours before the end of the day, it is 'P.M. absent." Any absence longer than four hours is entered as absent all day.  Finally, if a child is gone for more than two hours during the course of the day, that is also considered a partial absence.  Please keep this in mind as you plan appointments during the school day, and please notify the office of reason for the absence.  Remember that any child arriving late must be signed in at the office by an adult.

To Notify Bannockburn of Absence:

  • Email the homeroom teacher and attendance secretary. 

Policies and Procedures