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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

3rd Grade Recorder Concert - May 30th

Third Graders will perform a recorder concert to showcase their talents. The performance begins at 10am and will last approximately thirty minutes. For more information please click on the link above.

5th Grade Exhibition - May 30th 6pm

Come see our 5th graders present their Exhibition projects. The students develop their own inquiry then research, collect data, analyze, and form their own solution and/or response to their chosen issues. It is the culminating experience of the PYP and, as part of the process, the students will be taking action to be presented during the exhibition itself.

Kindergarten Orientation - May 23rd & 24th

If you have a child who will be entering Kindergarten in the Fall of 2019 please call the main office at 301-279-8470 to set up an appointment to attend the College Gardens ES Kindergarten Orientation.

Instrumental Concert May 23rd at 7pm

Come see our talented students perform on May 23rd in the Gym at 7pm. Please click on the link above for more information for student's performing.

MCAP(PARCC) Testing Schedule

MCAP (formerly know as PARRC) testing will be beginning the week of April 29th. Please click on the link above to get the dates and times for grades 3rd, 4th and 5th, the grades that will be tested.

2019-2020 School Year CGES Supply List

Click on the link above for the 2019-2020 school year CGES Supply List.

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.