Green Acres School
11701 Danville Dr, North Bethesda, MD 20852Contact School E-mail the School Visit School's Website
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.
|Grade Range||Day — Coed Grades PS (Age 4)-8|
|Coed, Boys, or Girls||Coed|
|Full Address||11701 Danville Dr, North Bethesda, MD 20852|
Tuition & Financial Aid
|Day Tuition||$30,215; estimated extras $240-1025|
|Need-Based Scholarships Awarded||58|
|Value of Need-Based Scholarships||$1,118,991|
Academics & Athletics
|1:1 Laptop Program in Grades||5-6|
|Summer Session||Recreational. Tuition Day $2240. 6 weeks|
|Interscholastic Boys' & Girls' Sports||Basketball, Cross-country, Lacrosse, Soccer|
|Interscholastic Girls' Sports||Softball|
|Graduate Reference Year||2012|
|Graduates Attending College/Nonpublic Secondary School||17|
|Most Common Graduate Destinations||Georgetown Day 4, Sidwell Friends 3, St Andrew's Episcopal-MD 3, Bullis 2, Our Lady of Good Counsel 1, Charles E Smith 1|
|Percentage of Applicants Accepted||65|
|Percent Admitted Who Choose to Enroll (Yield)||58|
|Administrator||Neal M. Brown|
|Administrator's Title||Head of School|
|In Office Since||2008|
|Administrator's Credentials||BA, MAT, Brown Univ, EdM, EdD, Harvard Univ|
|Director(s) of Admissions||Susan Friend, Gr 2-8 Adm; Nina Chibber, Gr PS-1 Adm|
Enrollment & Faculty
|Elementary Enrollment (Through Grade 8)||311|
|Student Body Ethnicity||White 70%, Latino 6%, African-American 4%, Asian 5%, Other 15%|
|Average Class Size||12|
|Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)||65|
|Male Teaching Faculty||8|
|Female Teaching Faculty||39|
|Faculty Ethnicity||White 77%, Latino 6%, African-American 6%, Other 11%|
Campus & Endowment
|Buildings on Campus||6|