Green Acres School

11701 Danville Dr, North Bethesda, MD 20852

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Since 1934 Green Acres School has stood for everything that I, as Head of School, believe in and have worked toward in my professional career. We were founded as the first integrated school in Montgomery County by parents who wanted to develop in their children both a deep sense of social responsibility and a strong set of academic, interpersonal, and leadership skills that would serve them well in high school, in college, and as adults.

As you consider Green Acres, ask yourself, as my wife and I did when selecting this school for our two children, whether you want your child to:

  • Develop deep, caring, and respectful relationships with each teacher?
  • Engage in challenging work that builds and fine-tunes core academic skills?
  • Complete projects that reflect habits and skills that have value beyond school?
  • Practice being a respectful citizen, collaborator, self-advocate, and confident leader in a close-knit community?
  • Experience the joy of music, the arts, and athletics?
  • Develop a lifelong appreciation for our multicultural world and diverse local community?
  • Exercise creativity and pursue areas of interest?
  • Enjoy the outdoors, developing a sense of stewardship for the environment? and
  • Love coming to school every day?

Green Acres faculty members understand that at the heart of a great school lies both a deep level of respect for each student and a curriculum that challenges students–not just academically but also ethically and socially. They know that students need to become strong readers, writers, speakers, mathematicians, and scientists. They also believe that students must become independent thinkers and be able to move beyond rote memorization and test-taking to complete tasks and solve problems that may not yet exist. At Green Acres, children not only write, read, and compute. They also play, dig, plant, design, act, build, sing, experiment, invent, explore, cooperate, and perform community service. Our teachers are knowledgeable about their subjects, about pedagogy, and about child development. They also are inquisitive, reflective, collaborative, and innovative–worthy role models for our students.

General Information

Academic OrientationPre-Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades PS (Age 4)-8
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address11701 Danville Dr, North Bethesda, MD 20852
Toll-Free Telephone888-410-4152
Year Established1934
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)

Tuition & Financial Aid

Day Tuition$30,215; estimated extras $240-1025
Need-Based Scholarships Awarded58
Value of Need-Based Scholarships$1,118,991

Academics & Athletics

Academic CalendarSemester
Supplemental InstructionTutoring
1:1 Laptop Program in Grades5-6
Summer SessionRecreational. Tuition Day $2240. 6 weeks
Interscholastic Boys' & Girls' SportsBasketball, Cross-country, Lacrosse, Soccer
Interscholastic Girls' SportsSoftball

Graduate Placement

Graduate Reference Year2012
Graduates Attending College/Nonpublic Secondary School17
Most Common Graduate DestinationsGeorgetown Day 4, Sidwell Friends 3, St Andrew's Episcopal-MD 3, Bullis 2, Our Lady of Good Counsel 1, Charles E Smith 1


Applications DueJanuary
Application Fee$75
New Students53
Percentage of Applicants Accepted65
Percent Admitted Who Choose to Enroll (Yield)58


AdministratorNeal M. Brown
Administrator's TitleHead of School
In Office Since2008
Administrator's CredentialsBA, MAT, Brown Univ, EdM, EdD, Harvard Univ
Director(s) of AdmissionsSusan Friend, Gr 2-8 Adm; Nina Chibber, Gr PS-1 Adm

Enrollment & Faculty

Total Enrollment311
Day Students311
Elementary Enrollment (Through Grade 8)311
Student Body EthnicityWhite 70%, Latino 6%, African-American 4%, Asian 5%, Other 15%
Average Class Size12
Student-Faculty Ratio6:1
Teaching Faculty47
Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)65
Male Teaching Faculty8
Female Teaching Faculty39
Faculty EthnicityWhite 77%, Latino 6%, African-American 6%, Other 11%

Campus & Endowment

Campus Acreage15
Buildings on Campus6
Facilities Value$18,000,000
Endowment Value$4,000,000
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