We strongly suggest you consider living in old Greenbelt, a tree-lined town filled with playgrounds and walking trails.
Conveniently located in the center of town are the Public Library,
Community Center, Arts Center, Aquatics and Fitness Center, shops and
offers information about Greenbelt and useful links to community groups.
is the official Greenbelt city website.
The public school year usually starts the
3rd week of August, and registration before this date is strongly
recommended, so that teachers, buses and other resources can be
allocated for the correct number of children. Registration usually
starts in May or June, and you can contact the school directly to
request a registration packet. Requirements include proof of
residency (e.g. mortgage or rental agreement) and immunization record
from a doctor.
The public school site for Prince George's county.
Greenbelt Elementary School - www.pgcps.pg.k12.md.us/~gbeltes
- serves students from Old Greenbelt plus
some students from East Greenbelt. They have an active Parent
Teacher Association, with a web page at www.greenbelt.com/gespta
Other local elementary schools are at
Springhill Lake and Magnolia (East Greenbelt/Lanham)
Greenbelt students are also serviced by
Greenbelt Middle School - www.pgcps.org/~gbms/
- and Eleanor Roosevelt High School - www.eroosevelths.pgcps.org
Greenbelt Nursery School is a co-operative nursery school located in the center of old Greenbelt
Mom's Morning Out is a pre-school run by the Greenbelt Recreation
Department (see below), at Greenbelt Youth Center
The recreation department of the city of Greenbelt. There are many classes offered for children and adults - soccer, dance, art, aerobics, computers, music, t'ai chi, Mom's Morning Out preschool - the list goes on. We suggest going to the community center as soon as you arrive to see if there's a class you or your children would enjoy. You can e-mail the community center at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Greenbelt Aquatics and Fitness Center
offers indoor and outdoor swimming pools, hydrotherapy pool and fitness
room, along with various classes for both adults and children. http://www.greenbeltmd.gov/recreational_facilities/aquatic_fitness.htm
The Greenbelt Mamas
& Papas is a group for babies up to 4-year-olds and their
parents. They hold weekly meetings in the Youth Center or a nearby
playground, to allow parents to meet and chat while the children
play. There is also an opportunity to chat online with other
parents on a yahoo group email list. www.greenbelt.com/mamasandpapas