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 family discovered GHES by chance even though it is not in our immediate neighborhood. We were looking for a place for our first child -a 2 year old (now a flourishing kindergartener) - to blossom. Our first gut reaction after visiting was right... It is a well rounded, loving, and encouraging environment for a toddler to develop cognitively and socially. GHES provides a developmentally appropriate, creative, well thought out, yet flexible and balanced curriculum focused on play, learning, arts, and nurturing.
The teachers seem to genuinely enjoy their time with the children and are in touch with each individual child's needs. By the time our first child was half way through pre-K, we knew she was well prepared for Kindergarten and on her way to becoming a successful student and friend. We truly feel like we are part of the Georgetown Hill family.

The Tices

Georgetown Hill is a very special place. It’s a place where parents leave their children in the most loving and caring hands. The staff is exceptional and brilliant in their teaching methods. They are truly dedicated to helping children achieve their full potential in a loving environment. My children felt special every single day and that they could achieve anything. I was so fortunate to have all three of my children at Georgetown Hill and I will always be thankful to the special teachers at Georgetown Hill.

Jessica Bejarano

I found GHES in the Fall of 2002. My son and I had just moved from Savannah and I was struggling to find a school that was comparable to the lovely, early school he attended in Georgia. Darnestown, Potomac, North Potomac, Gaithersburg- I went to every early school in the area and did not feel a connection and or comfortable until I walked in to the Woodley campus of GH. A piano was playing in the background, Ms. Melanie was dressed up like a dog and painting faces, children were happy and busy playing, crafts and art lined the halls and there was a diverse, loving staff interacting with the children. I had found my sons new school.
GHES is not just a school- it is a supportive and caring community. My son went through pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade and had they provided grades through junior high- we would have stayed. John LOVED school, adored his teachers and to this day has close friends as a result of his years at GH. Through GH I too made wonderful friends and felt unbelievably supported by the staff and families, which was really important to me as I am a single parent. In 2012 I was blessed with a 2nd child, Caleb, and when it was time to enroll him in day care so I could go back to work (without a moments hesitation) I contacted my friends at GH. Every day, I feel like I am dropping Caleb off with my family and I know he is loved and learning. I am amazed at the activities they have these children involved in at such an early age and am always impressed by the professionalism, knowledge and creativity of the staff. Once again, GH is our family school and if they offer grades through the elementary years- we will be enrolled. The school, camps, activities and support the GH community has afforded my family can only be described as a blessing. My oldest cherishes his memories and time at GH and I know my youngest son will as well. Love for learning and relationships that will last a lifetime await any family considering to join the GH community.

Andrea Lachin

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