Montgomery County Public Schools

Burtonsville Elementary School

Project at a Glance

Burtonsville, MD


MFTA Architecture

Project Type

New Construction

Project Overview

  • New elementary in a residential community to improve safety and walkability
  • Maximized access to daylight for all educational spaces and offices
  • Media Center on the ground floor allows the civic elements to be grouped more efficiently for after hours use

A state-of-the-art school designed to enhance the educational experience and safety of students.

Situated at 14709 Saddle Creek Drive, just two miles from its current location in an industrial and commercial area, the new school marks a significant upgrade from the previous facility, last renovated thirty years ago. The new building features modern amenities such as an interior courtyard, upgraded playgrounds, new basketball courts and athletic fields and likely to include a solar array, designed to prioritize sustainability and student well-being. The strategic relocation improves student safety and accessibility and promotes walkability for the community. With the expansion of 24,000 sq. ft., the school will accommodate an additional 300 students, bringing the total capacity to nearly 800. Nestled on 11 acres of green space, the new school promises a conducive learning environment, conveniently located close to the homes of most students.