Travilah Elementary is one of North Potomac's three public elementary schools, in addition to Dufief Elementary and…More Stone Wall Elementary. Built in 1960, Travilah sits at the center of the historic Travilah community. The school was modernized in 1992, and in 2008 an additional six classrooms and a courtyard were built and an interactive white board was installed in each classroom.
The school has three classrooms per grade, an art room, a music instrumental room, a library and a computer lab. In addition to classroom teachers, the school employs a full-time reading initiative teacher, as well as art, music, special education, counselor, ESL and staff development teachers.
Teachers take students out to an on-site pond and garden for lessons on ecosystems and the environment. In 2010, through a partnership with Whole Foods, each grade got to plant sunflowers and pumpkins. Principal Susan Shenk has been at the school for seven years and is a resident of North Potomac. Travilah Elementary feeds into Frost Middle School in Rockville.
Jones Lane is a public elementary school serving grades K-6 in the local community and a section of Gaithersburg…More city.
With the recent addition of The Learning Center, Jones Lane is able to practice the Home School Model, which means the school will meet the diverse learning needs of every student at the school, including those with high functioning autism, down syndrome, or other learning disabilities.
In 2003 Jones Lane was honored by the Montgomery Public School System for having the highest volunteer hours of any school in the county. It also continues to have a very active parents' association.