Four Schools Receive Maryland Green Schools Awards

June 19, 2020

Darnestown, Kemp Mill and Wheaton Woods elementary schools, and Silver Creek Middle School have been awarded the 2020 Maryland Green Schools Award.

The program encourages educational opportunities for prekindergarten-12 schools that increase awareness and understanding of environmental relationships that impact public health and the local community. Maryland Green Schools demonstrate a continuous effort to integrate sustainable environmental practices, environmental education curriculum, professional development and community engagement into the culture of their schools. This certification signifies that these schools have made a commitment to developing stewards of the earth and reducing environmental impact.

The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education made the announcement, saying that the number of Maryland Green Schools grew to 656 during the 2019-2020 academic year, representing 30 percent of all schools in the state and an addition of 46 new schools.

In addition, four MCPS schools achieved “sustainable” Maryland Green Schools status for participation in the program for 14 years— Cedar Grove, Chevy Chase and Clarksburg elementary schools, and Poolesville High School. Ten schools received their first certification as a Green School, and seven recertified their Maryland Green School status. They are:

First Recertification
Belmont Elementary School

Fox Chapel Elementary School

Galway Elementary School

Glenallan Elementary School

Luxmanor Elementary School

Montgomery Knolls Elementary School

Parkland Middle School

Pine Crest Elementary School

Sherwood Elementary School

Stephen Knolls School

Second Recertification
Arcola Elementary School

Beverly Farms Elementary School

Captain James E. Daly, Jr. Elementary School

Highland View Elementary School

Lakewood Elementary School

Summit Hall Elementary School

Takoma Park Elementary School


Click here to watch the recognition video.

Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education








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