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 restaurants.

www.greenbelt.com offers information about Greenbelt and useful links to community groups.

www.greenbeltmd.gov is the official Greenbelt city website.

 

Schools

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.

www.pgcps.org
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 - www.greenbelt.com/gnsk

Mom's Morning Out is a pre-school run by the Greenbelt Recreation Department (see below), at Greenbelt Youth Center

 

Recreation 

http://www.ci.greenbelt.md.us/Departments_and_Services/Recreation/recreation.htm
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: commctr@ci.greenbelt.md.us

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