College Gardens Mural

Welcome to College Gardens Elementary School

IB Logo newVision: 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 Us

News and Announcements

Early Dismissal - November 8th, 11th & 12th

November 8th, 11th and 12th will be early dismissal days. This means the school day ends at 1:20. All dismissal procedures  will be followed as during a regular school day just at the earlier end time of 1:20.

Mental Health Awareness Week November 11th-15th

November 11th-15th is Mental Health Awareness week. Click on the link above to see some of the ways CGES is connecting to this important issue.

Student-Led Conferences / City of Rockville Food Drive Nov 11-19

Each year during student-led conferences we ask families to support our local community through the City of Rockville Food Drive. Please consider bringing a donation to school when you come to your conference. For more information and a list of suggested items please click on the link above.

No Place For Hate!

At this year's NAACP / No Place for Hate kick-off dinner students from the No Place for Hate committee presented on the events they have planned for this year at College Gardens. To see the presentation click on the link above.

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Stay informed about CGES news and events with the PTA News Flash! The PTA News Flash is a key weekly communication update for members of the CGES community to stay informed about what's happening at CGES. Sign up at  

Volunteering at College Gardens - MCPS Mandatory Training

We hope you will be able to volunteer sometime this year whether it is helping in the classroom, participating in a classroom party or chaperoning a field trip. If you do, MCPS has new guidelines regarding volunteering including a MANDATORY ONLINE TRAINING. This training must be completed before you may volunteer in any way at the school. You may do the training online at home or at CGES in the Main Office. Click on the link above for more information.