Darnestown Campus

Darnestown Campus

Georgetown Hill’s Darnestown Campus is located at the corner of Route 28 and Turkey Foot Road, right in the heart of Darnestown; convenient to Gaithersburg, Kentlands, Germantown and North Potomac. We share space with Darnestown Presbyterian Church. We opened our doors in September of 2000 and have been celebrating children ever since.  Our school has two educational buildings and also houses our Business Office.

Darnestown Campus Features:

  • Seven classrooms arranged to be child friendly and age appropriate.
  • Two separate outdoor playgrounds.
  • Outdoor classroom and children’s garden.
  • Weekly specialist programs in Physical Education, Music, Art, and Spanish.
  • Optional after school clinic programs, offered on-site, such as: Soccer, Dance, and Gardening.
  • An all purpose room to house school wide events as well as in house performances and rainy day activities.

Programs offered at Darnestown Campus:

  • Campus hours: 7:00am-6:00p.m.
  • Twos Program: 9:00-12:30 p.m.; choice of 2-5 days per week
  • Threes Program: 9:00-12:30p.m.; choice of 3-5 days per week
  • Pre-K Program: 9:00-1:00p.m.; 5 days per week
  • Transitional Kindergarten Program: 9:00-3:00p.m.;5 days a week
  • Before care is available starting at 7:00a.m.
  • After care is available until 6:00p.m.
  • Enrichment program option for threes and Pre-K; 1:00-3:00p.m.

School Age Program: Before and after care program offered for students at Darnestown Elementary School Students.

If you need more information, or if you would like to schedule a tour, please contact the campus director, Kristen Raymond at 301-527-1761 for additional information. Or you can send us a message using the form on our Contact page.

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Parent Testimonials

Our daughter started at Georgetown Hill Woodley Gardens at age 3--ten years ago now. We chose the GHES program because the facility looked great--it was spotless, sunny, and cozy. Even better were the teachers who seemed to truly adore children. What really sold us was when we asked about outdoor playtime and were told that they children were outside playing and exploring as much as possible--we knew it was the right fit for us. Two years after our daughter began, our son joined the preschool ranks. We enjoyed another three years of wonderful school traditions: Thanksgiving lunch, trunk-or-treating, Vehicle Day, and more. After starting kindergarten, both children attended GHES school-age summer camps for years - coming home with tales of amazing field trips and in-house performers, new friends, fun cooking projects, and lots of swimming and outdoor fun. Most recently, our 7th grader has performed service learning hours back at the place we all still feel is "home" - the Georgetown Hill preschool program. Ten years from when she first entered the door, a toddler in a princess dress, she returned as a teenager to a building full of people who remember her, welcome her, and provide the best role models possible for how to nurture a child from toddlerhood through the teen years. Thank you, Georgetown Hill teachers and staff, for so many wonderful memories!

Rebecca Parlakian

We had both of our children attend Georgetown Hill from the age of two years old. We loved all of the staff and teachers. We were able to place our trust in this school with our children which is hard to do as a first time parent. Not only was Georgetown Hill a nurturing school but it was also very educational. Our kids learned a lot and have gone on to kindergarten more than prepared. We loved that the families were involved and also enjoyed all of the special events that they organized for the kids. Halloween trunk or treating being our favorite. We would hands down refer this school to anyone looking for a preschool. My kids actually still beg to go back.

Lisa and Clay Goldberg

Georgetown Hill has become a second family to the Hecklingers! It is so reassuring to leave your young children in the care of those who love them like we do. Not only did they learn the necessary social and academic skills to be successful for Kindergarten, each one of us has made life long friends. It's been more than day-care, or pre-school, it's been a second home and we are so grateful. While we are excited that Henry, our youngest, has the adventures of elementary school ahead of him, we will miss our dear friends at Georgetown Hill tremendously.

Katie & John Hecklinger

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