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Kent County Elementary Schools

Teaching and Learning: Providing district leadership, support and accountability — with link

"Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world."
— Maria Montessori
Welcome to Elementary Education — pre-kindergarten through fifth grade!
Kent County Public Schools operates pre-kindergarten through grade five elementary instructional programs for students in five elementary schools. 
The elementary curriculum is aligned with Maryland State Curriculum. 
The elementary program places high priority on development of basic skills, as well as challenging each student to reach the maximum of his/her potential. 
Elementary programs provide students with activities designed to meet each child's physical, social and intellectual development.


Our Elementary Schools

Galena Elementary School with logo
114 S. Main St.
Galena, MD 21635
Phone: 410-810-2510
Fax: 410-648-6881

Garnet with logo
320 Calvert St.
Chestertown, MD 21620
Phone: 410-778-6890
Fax: 410-778-5707
Rock Hall Elementary School with logo
21203 W. Sharp St.
Rock Hall, MD 21661
Phone: 410-810-2622
Fax: 410-639-2998


Curricular Materials

The following curricular materials are utilized:

English Language Arts: “Wonders,” McGraw-Hill Education

Phonics and Handwriting: "Five Pillars of Literacy," Orton Gillingham IMSE

Mathematics: “Illustrative Mathematics,” McGraw Hill Education
Science: "Science Dimensions," Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Social Studies: "Inquiry Journeys," InquirED

Students receive regular instruction in fine arts, media, physical education and health.
Elementary Reading/Language Arts Program
The Elementary Instructional Program in Kent County Public Schools is designed to accelerate achievement for all students. Schools utilize meaningful and engaging techniques to implement the Maryland State Curriculum (
The comprehensive instructional program of Kent County Public Schools is based on the five essential components of good reading instruction as outlined by the Science of Reading Research: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension (

Pacing guide documents and formative assessments are created and refined by teachers, coaches and supervisors. Students improve their composing skills with regular assignments in full-scale writing of personal narratives, research papers, essays, and poems.