As we closely follow the evolving situation around COVID-19, our goal is to keep the GCDS community informed at every step. The safety and health of our students is our top priority. Since COVID-19 began on March, 2020, Glenwood Country Day School HAS NOT closed one day due to the pandemic. By following our guidelines set forth by the CDC (Center for Disease Control), we were able to continue teaching our children in our community. We will continue to implement safe practices based on the current CDC guidelines.

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For families requiring before and after-school childcare, or are in need of a distance learning facility for their children, we operate daily from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm.  Our teachers supervise the child’s distance learning assignments and provide abundant opportunities for outdoor education on our 40-wooded acre site.

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Play is often talked about as if were relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning.

Mr. Rogers

Bushy Park Elementary
Lisbon Elementary
West Friendship Elementary School

Bushy Park Elementary Students 

2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR

The student will have full privileges to attend the program during all hours of operation (6:30 am – 6:30 pm) on all weekdays, including days on which the Howard County Public Schools are fully or partially closed, including snow days, staff training days, and religious holidays. Also, our program includes days when a student’s class is temporarily closed due to COVID.  The calendar for the 2022-23 school year is below:

Week of August 22nd, 2022,               Optional Daycare Week.

August 29th, 2022,                                 School begins for students.

Monday, September 5th,2022,          ALL SCHOOL IS CLOSED -LABOR DAY!

Monday, September 26th,2022,         School is Closed.  GCDS Daycare is Available.

Wednesday, October 5th,2022,         School is Closed.  GCDS Daycare is Available.

Friday, October 21st,2022,                  School is Closed.  GCDS Daycare is Available.  Field Trip.

Monday, October 24th,2022,                School is Closed.  GCDS Daycare is Available.

Wednesday, November 2nd,2022,       Three-hour early dismissal. GCDS Daycare is Available.

Tuesday, November 8th,2022,            School is Closed.  GCDS Daycare is   Available. 

Monday, November 21st,2022,          Three-hour early dismissal.  GCDS Daycare is Available.

Tuesday, November 22nd,2022,         Three-hour early dismissal. GCDS Daycare is Available.

Wednesday, November 23rd,2022,      School is closed.  GCDS Daycare is Available.

Thursday, November 24th,2022,          ALL SCHOOLS CLOSED – THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY!

Friday, November 25th,2022,               SCHOOLS CLOSED – THANKSGIVING Holiday!

Wednesday, December 14th,2022,      Three-hour early dismissal.  GCDS  Daycare is Available.

Monday, December 26th, 2022-         ALL SCHOOLS CLOSED, WINTER BREAK BEGINS!

Sunday, January 1, 2023 

Monday, January 2, 2023,                    ALL SCHOOLS CLOSED – NEW YEAR’S DAY!                                             

Tuesday, January 3, 2023,                   School Resumes.

Monday, January 16th,2023,               ALL SCHOOLS CLOSED – MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY!                                            

Wednesday, January 18th,2023,        Three-hour early dismissal.  GCDS Daycare is Available. Field Trip.                                 

Thursday, February 9th,2023,            Three-hour early dismissal.  GCDS  Daycare is Available.                                              

Friday, February 10th,2023,                Three-hour early dismissal. GCDS  Daycare is Available.                                        

Monday, February 20th,2023,           ALL SCHOOLS CLOSED –    PRESIDENT’S DAY!                                                       

Wednesday, March 15th,2023,          Three-hour early dismissal. GCDS Daycare is Available.

Friday, March 31st,2023,                   Three-hour early dismissal. GCDS Daycare is Available.

Monday, April 3rd,2023 –                   ALL SCHOOLS CLOSED – SPRING BREAK!

Monday, April 10th,2023               

Tuesday, April 11th,2023,                  School Resumes!

Friday, April 21st,2023,                     School is Closed.  GCDS Daycare is Available.

Friday, May 19th,2023,                      School is Closed.  GCDS Daycare is Available.  Field Trip.

Monday, May 29th, 2023,                  ALL SCHOOLS CLOSED – MEMORIAL DAY!

Wednesday, June 7th,2023,             Three-hour early dismissal.  GCDS Daycare is Available.

Friday, June 9th,2023,                    Three-hour early dismissal.  GCDS Daycare is Available.

Monday, June 12th, 2023,              Three-hour early dismissal.  GCDS Daycare is Available. 

                                                                SUMMER ADVENTURES CAMP BEGINS!

Tuesday, June 13, 2023,               Three-hour early dismissal.  GCDS Daycare is Available.

 Tuition:  $750.00 / month.  Tuition is payable monthly in advance and cannot be adjusted or refunded due to the student’s absence. An advance payment of two months’ tuition is due upon signing this agreement and will be applied to the last two months of the child’s attendance.  Payment is due on the first day of each month. Should it be necessary to withdraw your child at any point during the year, you must give two months’ written notice.  

Lisbon Elementary Students

2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR

The student will have full privileges to attend the program during all hours of operation (6:30 am – 6:30 pm) on all weekdays, including days on which the Howard County Public Schools are fully or partially closed, including snow days, staff training days, and religious holidays. Also, our program includes days when a student’s class is temporarily closed due to COVID.  The calendar for the 2022-23 school year is below:

Week of August 22nd, 2022,               Optional Daycare Week.

August 29th, 2022,                                 School begins for students.

Monday, September 5th,2022,          ALL SCHOOL IS CLOSED -LABOR DAY!

Monday, September 26th,2022,         School is Closed.  GCDS Daycare is Available.

Wednesday, October 5th,2022,         School is Closed.  GCDS Daycare is Available.

Friday, October 21st,2022,                  School is Closed.  GCDS Daycare is Available.  Field Trip.

Monday, October 24th,2022,                School is Closed.  GCDS Daycare is Available.

Wednesday, November 2nd,2022,       Three-hour early dismissal. GCDS Daycare is Available.

Tuesday, November 8th,2022,            School is Closed.  GCDS Daycare is   Available. 

Monday, November 21st,2022,          Three-hour early dismissal.  GCDS Daycare is Available.

Tuesday, November 22nd,2022,         Three-hour early dismissal. GCDS Daycare is Available.

Wednesday, November 23rd,2022,      School is closed.  GCDS Daycare is Available.

Thursday, November 24th,2022,          ALL SCHOOLS CLOSED – THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY!

Friday, November 25th,2022,               SCHOOLS CLOSED – THANKSGIVING Holiday!

Wednesday, December 14th,2022,      Three-hour early dismissal.  GCDS  Daycare is Available.

Monday, December 26th, 2022-         ALL SCHOOLS CLOSED, WINTER BREAK BEGINS!

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Monday, January 2, 2023,                    ALL SCHOOLS CLOSED – NEW YEAR’S DAY!                                             

Tuesday, January 3, 2023,                   School Resumes.

Monday, January 16th,2023,               ALL SCHOOLS CLOSED – MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY!                                            

Wednesday, January 18th,2023,        Three-hour early dismissal.  GCDS Daycare is Available. Field Trip.                                 

Thursday, February 9th,2023,            Three-hour early dismissal.  GCDS  Daycare is Available.                                              

Friday, February 10th,2023,                Three-hour early dismissal. GCDS  Daycare is Available.                                        

Monday, February 20th,2023,           ALL SCHOOLS CLOSED –    PRESIDENT’S DAY!                                                       

Wednesday, March 15th,2023,          Three-hour early dismissal. GCDS Daycare is Available.

Friday, March 31st,2023,                   Three-hour early dismissal. GCDS Daycare is Available.

Monday, April 3rd,2023 –                   ALL SCHOOLS CLOSED – SPRING BREAK!

Monday, April 10th,2023              

Tuesday, April 11th,2023,                  School Resumes!

Friday, April 21st,2023,                     School is Closed.  GCDS Daycare is Available.

Friday, May 19th,2023,                      School is Closed.  GCDS Daycare is Available.  Field Trip.

Monday, May 29th, 2023,                  ALL SCHOOLS CLOSED – MEMORIAL DAY!

Wednesday, June 7th,2023,             Three-hour early dismissal.  GCDS Daycare is Available.

Friday, June 9th,2023,                    Three-hour early dismissal.  GCDS Daycare is Available.

Monday, June 12th, 2023,              Three-hour early dismissal.  GCDS Daycare is Available. 

                                                                SUMMER ADVENTURES CAMP BEGINS!

Tuesday, June 13, 2023,               Three-hour early dismissal.  GCDS Daycare is Available.

 Tuition: $750.00 / month.  Tuition is payable monthly in advance and cannot be adjusted or refunded due to the student’s absence. An advance payment of two months’ tuition is due upon signing this agreement and will be applied to the last two months of the child’s attendance.  Payment is due on the first day of each month. Should it be necessary to withdraw your child at any point during the year, you must give two months’ written notice.  

West Friendship Elementary Students 

2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR

The student will have full privileges to attend the program during all hours of operation (6:30 am – 6:30 pm) on all weekdays, including days on which the Howard County Public Schools are fully or partially closed, including snow days, staff training days, and religious holidays. Also, our program includes days when a student’s class is temporarily closed due to COVID.  The calendar for the 2022-23 school year is below:

Week of August 22nd, 2022,               Optional Daycare Week.

August 29th, 2022,                                 School begins for students.

Monday, September 5th,2022,          ALL SCHOOL IS CLOSED -LABOR DAY!

Monday, September 26th,2022,         School is Closed.  GCDS Daycare is Available.

Wednesday, October 5th,2022,         School is Closed.  GCDS Daycare is Available.

Friday, October 21st,2022,                  School is Closed.  GCDS Daycare is Available.  Field Trip.

Monday, October 24th,2022,                School is Closed.  GCDS Daycare is Available.

Wednesday, November 2nd,2022,       Three-hour early dismissal. GCDS Daycare is Available.

Tuesday, November 8th,2022,            School is Closed.  GCDS Daycare is   Available. 

Monday, November 21st,2022,          Three-hour early dismissal.  GCDS Daycare is Available.

Tuesday, November 22nd,2022,         Three-hour early dismissal. GCDS Daycare is Available.

Wednesday, November 23rd,2022,      School is closed.  GCDS Daycare is Available.

Thursday, November 24th,2022,          ALL SCHOOLS CLOSED – THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY!

Friday, November 25th,2022,               SCHOOLS CLOSED – THANKSGIVING Holiday!

Wednesday, December 14th,2022,      Three-hour early dismissal.  GCDS  Daycare is Available.

Monday, December 26th, 2022-         ALL SCHOOLS CLOSED, WINTER BREAK BEGINS!

Sunday, January 1, 2023 

Monday, January 2, 2023,                    ALL SCHOOLS CLOSED – NEW YEAR’S DAY!                                             

Tuesday, January 3, 2023,                   School Resumes.

Monday, January 16th,2023,               ALL SCHOOLS CLOSED – MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY!                                            

Wednesday, January 18th,2023,        Three-hour early dismissal.  GCDS Daycare is Available. Field Trip.                                 

Thursday, February 9th,2023,            Three-hour early dismissal.  GCDS  Daycare is Available.                                              

Friday, February 10th,2023,                Three-hour early dismissal. GCDS  Daycare is Available.                                        

Monday, February 20th,2023,           ALL SCHOOLS CLOSED –    PRESIDENT’S DAY!                                                       

Wednesday, March 15th,2023,          Three-hour early dismissal. GCDS Daycare is Available.

Friday, March 31st,2023,                   Three-hour early dismissal. GCDS Daycare is Available.

Monday, April 3rd,2023 –                   ALL SCHOOLS CLOSED – SPRING BREAK!

Monday, April 10th,2023              

Tuesday, April 11th,2023,                  School Resumes!

Friday, April 21st,2023,                     School is Closed.  GCDS Daycare is Available.

Friday, May 19th,2023,                      School is Closed.  GCDS Daycare is Available.  Field Trip.

Monday, May 29th, 2023,                  ALL SCHOOLS CLOSED – MEMORIAL DAY!

Wednesday, June 7th,2023,             Three-hour early dismissal.  GCDS Daycare is Available.

Friday, June 9th,2023,                    Three-hour early dismissal.  GCDS Daycare is Available.

Monday, June 12th, 2023,              Three-hour early dismissal.  GCDS Daycare is Available. 

                                                                SUMMER ADVENTURES CAMP BEGINS!

Tuesday, June 13, 2023,               Three-hour early dismissal.  GCDS Daycare is Available.

 Tuition:  $750.00 / month.  Tuition is payable monthly in advance and cannot be adjusted or refunded due to the student’s absence. An advance payment of two months’ tuition is due upon signing this agreement and will be applied to the last two months of the child’s attendance.  Payment is due on the first day of each month. Should it be necessary to withdraw your child at any point during the year, you must give two months’ written notice.  

Important Forms

1

Admission Process

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2

Application

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3

Parent Handbook

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4

2022-23 Calendar

  • I read to these friends every Tuesday and they are the most polite, caring and attentive children for this age group that I have ever worked with. Jeannie
  • Love the place, they treat my kids like family. Nick
  • When Mrs. Poland gave me a tour of GCDS, I felt like she was the owner of the school. Her compassion shown through. Beth
  • Being a resident of Columbia, it was refreshing to place my child at Summer Adventures Camp. Lee
  • It was refreshing to have my child at Summer Adventures Camp on 40 wooded acres. Jonathan
  • Having a class size of only 6 is why my child goes to GCDS. Jennifer
  • I just want to thank you and the rest of your team for a great first day for Emma and Jack. They had a wonderful time and I just want to thank you for caring for them and keeping them safe in these trying times. Krystal
  • We want to thank you for your hard work in creating engaging lessons and meeting with students every day. As a teacher, I know how difficult it is to facilitate meaningful interaction with students in the current circumstances. Evelyn looks forward to circle time and loves watching your videos every day. Scott and Katherine
  • I've said it before to Mrs. Poland, but I'll say it again...my kids LOVE camp. I asked Ollie all kinds of questions on Saturday about it and he was getting very excited about everything he was telling me. He loves lunch outside. He also told me this weekend that he hurt his leg, but it was ok, Mrs. Harp would clean it and make it better at camp. Vivian usually dreads the idea of swim lessons, but because of camp, she thinks maybe she could handle swim lessons, and when I ask her if there is anything she doesn't like at camp, she told me she likes everything! Thank you for all of your hard work! Katie
  • I can't believe we're already signing up for the last week :( We are all so sad to see camp ending after next week. The kids really enjoyed it - they loved the activities and their teachers. Thanks for putting on a great camp, especially considering the pandemic! Erin
  • Ms. Poland, Following up with you via email after our parent/teacher conference last night. We want to thank you and the entire staff at Glenwood Country Day School (GCDS) for enduring the risk of the current pandemic by providing in-person education to our daughter. This summer, she was a rising Kindergarten student with learning delays with her speech. The virtual experience of the Spring of 2020 turned her off from learning and we saw her regress. We made the decision to enroll her in GCDS's Kindergarten program in the Fall of 2020 and it was the best decision we ever made. Our little girl, who was struggling with learning and turned off from the concept of online school, is now flourishing. Every day she is excited to go to school and most importantly her learning and comprehension is on par with other Kindergarten students. The other night, she read a sight word book to us and the look of pure joy and satisfaction on her face was something we will never forget. We are tremendously grateful to you and the rest of the GCDS staff for helping our daughter find her confidence and desire to learn. With many thanks, Matt & Tess Wiley Matt and Tess
  • Thank you for an amazing school year- the kids had a blast and learned so much! You guys are really awesome! Kristen
  • Thank you GCDS! When all other schools were virtual or hybrid this year, you made the courageous decision to go fully in person 5 days a week! And we made it through a whole school year with no COVID closings! On behalf of all working parents, THANK YOU!!!!! Darren
  • Hi Mrs. Poland, I wanted to let you know we are going to get a head start on our traveling for the 4th of July weekend. So the boys will not be at camp on Friday. I want to thank you & everyone at the camp! The boys are having a BLAST and we will definitely be back next summer!!! Stay cool, Kelly
  • Thanks to you and your great staff for once again doing a great job keeping our kids engaged and safe. Darren
  • I'm glad that Mr. Dameon will be continuing at the school. Our daughter talks about him a lot and it's clear to us that she really enjoyed being around him. Kudos to you, Ms. Poland and Mrs. Stradling, for putting together a rockstar team. Adam and Nicole
  • Hi Mrs. Poland, My son had a great experience at Glenwood Country Day Camp this summer. It was his first summer at the camp and he didn't know anyone. After the first day, he felt very comfortable and met lots of friends. He enjoyed swimming, crafts, and field time. He can't wait to come back next summer and I'm looking forward to my youngest child being able to enjoy camp at Glenwood as well! Thank you! Kori
  • Just a quick note to let you know how much my son is enjoying camp this week. When I picked him up on Tuesday, I asked him how his day was and he replied that it "was the best day ever." I learned that his best buddy (also a camper) told his mom the same thing that afternoon! Yet, when I picked my son up yesterday and asked him the same question, he answered that his day "was even better than yesterday". You all must be doing something right to keep these 7 year old's so happy! Thanks and keep up the good work, Beth
  • Hi Mrs. Poland, We're all sad that the kids are missing their last day this summer at Glenwood. I wanted to thank you for everything this summer, specifically for your help in making sure Clark's camp experience ended on a good note. We hope you have a great rest of the summer and we hope to see you again next year. Thanks again! Kori