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Kent County Elementary Schools

Welcome to Elementary Education!
Pre-K Through Grade 5

"Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world."- Maria Montessori

Kent County Public Schools operates Prekindergarten 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.


 Kent County Elementary Schools

Galena Elementary PreK-5th

Henry Highland Garnet Elementary PreK-5th

Rock Hall Elementary PreK-5th

The following curricular materials are utilized:

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

Phonics and Handwriting, Wilson “FUNdations Program” (PreK-3)

Mathematics, “My Math,” McGraw Hill Education;

Science, “Science TECHBOOK,” Discovery Education;

Social Studies, “Timelinks," McGraw-Hill

Students receive regular instruction in fine arts, media, and physical education.


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 in No Child Left Behind: 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.

Video Overview of ELA and Literacy Common Core State Standards (Teaching Channel)