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

Sign Up for the PTA News Flash!

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 http://flash.cgespta.org/  

2019-2020 School Year CGES Supply List

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

MCPS Back-to-School Fair - August 24th

Click on the link above to learn more about the resources and activities that will be available at the MCPS Back-to-School Fair August 24th 10am-2pm at the Westfield Mall in Wheaton, MD.  

Safeway Helps Raise Money for College Gardens

Throughout the month of August, Safeway Foundation and the Safeway store located at 403 Redland Blvd., Rockville, MD are collecting monetary donations on behalf of College Gardens Elementary School.  Show your school spirit and donate! #Safeway Foundation #schoolhashtag All funds raised by Safeway Foundation and this store will be donated to College Gardens Elementary School. Click on the link above for more details.

Summer Math and Reading Activities

Wondering what you can do to help your child continue learning over summer vacation? The staff at College Gardens has designed an incentive plan to help motivate your child to read and do math activities regularly.Our theme this summer is “Imagine the Possibilities.” Linked above is a reading calendar for the months of July and August and math activities that you and your child can complete together.You will also find information on the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program.

Summer ebook Access!

Did you know your child has access to a wide variety of ebooks this summer. Two ways to access them are through Capstone's free summer access link (login/password on Media Center webpage) and through the MCPS OverDrive ebook catalog SORA (use students ID# and password). Click directly on the Media Center webpage above on the CGES website or the link above for access to both.

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.