• Primary Years Programme information

    Germantown Elementary School is a community committed to preparing our students for an increasingly global society. Germantown Elementary staff will collaborate with students, parents, and community members to promote academic excellence for our lifelong learners reflecting a respectful, responsible, and safe environment.


    The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments, and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

    Want to learn more about PYP? Check this out! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1eSSKxG4jHUidDrXPoOZf2b2m1VK8T468TZ0PiEDqt0A/edit?usp=sharing

    Interested in knowing what our students learn in their Programme of Inquiry? Check it out here! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1taP_QsPY3xlV2rq7hEJu6tmmYTwR804HuV8aH9_4D7I/edit?usp=sharing

    The Italian Language

    Below you will find links to resources that you and your child may use as we integrate Italian into our daily routines. http://www.theitalianexperiment.com/stories/



    ELA is English for Speakers of other Languages.


    • ELA classes are for children who speak a language other than English at home. We provide additional language, reading and writing support.
    • 4 full-time ESOL teachers 
    • We have one bilingual Spanish/English parent liaison who facilitates home/school communication.


    The results of a standardized English Language Proficiency Test determine which students are qualified for ESOL services.


    Children receive additional small group instruction throughout the day with other English language learners.


    ESOL classes will help your child be more confident and successful in their mainstream classroom.



    • Speak your native language at home! Ask your child what he/she does in school every day.
    • Read to your child at home every day in your native language or English.   Talk about what you read.
    • Encourage your child to read to you in your native language or English.   Talk about what you read. Check out books from our Spanish Book Club!
    • Please feel free to contact your child’s ESOL teacher or the bilingual liaison at 410-222-1615.



    ESOL es una sigla en inglés que significa Inglés para Hablantes de Otros Idiomas.


    • Las clases de ELA son para niños que hablan en casa un idioma diferente al inglés. Les proporcionamos vocabulario adicional y apoyo en lectura y escritura.
    • Tres maestras de ELA de tiempo completo apoyan aproximadamente a 100 estudiantes.
    • Tenemos un profesional que trabaja como Enlace Hispano y facilita la comunicación entre la escuela y el hogar.


    Los resultados de la prueba estandarizada “Competencia del Lenguaje Inglés” determina qué estudiantes califican para recibir servicios de ELA.


    En pequeños grupos, los niños reciben enseñanza adicional junto con otros estudiantes de la lengua inglesa; a lo largo del día escolar.

    ¿POR QUÉ?

    Las clases de ELA ayudarán a su hijo a tener más confianza y a desempeñarse exitosamente en aula de clases regular.



    • ¡Hable en casa su lengua materna! Diariamente pregunte a su hijo qué hizo en la escuela.
    • Diariamente léale a su hijo en su lengua materna o en inglés. Hablen sobre lo que leyeron.
    • Motive a su hijo a que le lea a usted o a otros en su lengua materna o en inglés. Hablen acerca de lo que leyeron. ¡Saque textos de nuestro Club de Libros en Español!
    • Por favor siéntase libre de contactar a la maestra de ELA de su hijo o a nuestro Enlace Hispano en el 410-222-1615.

    Collaborative Decision Making

    Collaborative Decision Making - Learning . Collaboration . Results

    Collaborative Decision Making is a problem-solving process that is solution-focused.The Collaborative Decision Making process promotes early intervention to meet the learning and behavioral needs of students.  Teachers and resource personnel form a Student Intervention Team (StIT) to develop a plan that addresses specific concerns affecting student success. 

    For a brochure please click on the link below.