Education is a top priority in the City of Glenarden and our public and private schools are competitive with any in the county and state. Strong leadership in the schools, high standards and expectations in the community, and great parental involvement are the keys to the success of these schools.

Public schools in the City of Glenarden are run by the Prince George’s County School System ( The majority of these schools – elementary, middle, and high school – have consistently achieved yearly progress. Glenarden supports local schools both public and private through a variety of programs that encourage young people to be the next generation of leaders, and to recognize educators in Glenarden schools for their dedication, innovation, and commitment to their students.

Neighborhood Schools

Glenarden Woods Elementary School
Judge Sylvania B. Woods Elementary
Kenmoor Middle School
DuVal High School
Shabach Christian Academy (First Baptist Church of Glenarden)

Tutoring and Mentoring Programs

(for both – please make sure these programs listed on website still viable – dates are from 2010, and 2011-2012)

Math and Science Tutoring [view pdf]
Girls Mentoring Program [view pdf]
Glenarden Youth Community Service Program
The City of Glenarden has instituted a Youth Community Service Program which allows City youth to earn Community Service hours needed for graduation.

Program Dates:

The program will operate on a year round basis with student schedules being restricted to afterschool hours during the school year. During the summer months students will be allowed to work during normal business hours.

To qualify, the following criteria must be met:
⦁ Youth must be between the ages of 14-18.
⦁ Be a Glenarden resident.
⦁ Provide written approval for participation from your parent or legal guardian.
⦁ Provide written approval for participation from your school Guidance Counselor or Community Service Coordinator.

Applications may be downloaded or picked up at City Hall between the hours of:
9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday
James R. Cousins, Jr. Municipal Center
8600 Glenarden Parkway
Glenarden, MD 20706

To learn more about the program please call 301-773-2100.

Summer Enrichment Youth Program – Summer Youth Employment – (??)

Grants for Schools

See link here for available grants for your child’s school.

Higher Educational Institutions

Glenarden also offers easy road access to several world-famous educational institutions and community-based facilities that provide both talent and support to the local business community:

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Prince George’s Community College, 4 miles
Bowie State University, 6 miles
The University of Maryland, 14 miles
The Johns Hopkins University, 28 miles
Howard University, 16 miles
American University, 20 miles
The U.S. Naval Academy, 17 miles
George Washington University, 18 miles
Georgetown University, 18 miles

Government Employment Facilities

Many of the graduates of these universities find work at several key government facilities located nearby.

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National Security Agency, 5 miles
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 5 miles
USDA Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, 5 miles
Prince George’s County Administrative Offices, 10 miles
Fort Meade Army Base, 10 miles
U.S. Department of Energy, 16 miles
National Institutes of Health, 19 miles
U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 23 miles
National Institute of Standards and Technologies, 28 miles