Wheaton Woods Elementary School

Rockville, MD

General and special education classrooms
Media center, gymnasium, multi-purpose auditorium space
Shared facility space for community programs
LEED Gold Certified
Montgomery County Public Schools
Community Involvement, Sustainable Design, Full Design Services, Construction Administration, Building Information Modeling

Sited in the heart of a residential neighborhood, the replacement Wheaton Woods Elementary School aims to have a gentle presence and create an attractive and inviting school for the community.


Designed to aesthetically blend in to its surroundings, the brick patterns, style, and color palettes aim to emulate the appearance of homes in the neighborhood.

Comprised of two offset classroom wings intersected by a central glossy corridor spine, the school is organized around two rock outcroppings on either side of the spine, forming two centrally-located courtyards. With a focus on bringing the exterior in, views to the courtyards and exterior are maintained throughout the building. Designed to serve the community in several capacities, the school is the pilot site for a Montgomery County Department of Health day care program and includes facilities for an after-school program and Linkages to Learning program.

Front Aerial View
Front Aerial View
Rear Aerial View
Rear Aerial View