Welcome to the Outdoor Classroom website! As we make progress with plans for our schools' shared outdoor classroom, we will be posting pictures, updates and organizational information.

SCES and SSIMS share a large interior courtyard that is being transformed into an Outdoor Classroom. Parents, teachers, students and the principals of both schools are collaborating to create a space that reflects native plants and wildlife, where teachers can teach current MCPS curriculum in math, social studies, science, language arts, reading and more in an applied, hands-on way. Students will have interesting and fun experiences outdoors and ideally begin to cultivate a lifelong interest in and love of the outdoors.

We plan to transform the existing courtyard into an inspiring educational space....

In the beginning...

...and now...

...with more to come.

Please join us!

We welcome all parents, teachers, and community partners to join in our efforts. It will take the commitment of many to make this vision a reality. We invite you to help! For more information or to volunteer, please contact Debbie Boger by clicking the button below or email at [email protected]

We need your help!

  • Edible garden coordinator to help with salad science and other edible garden programs
  • Work day coordinator to plan fall and spring work days
  • Write foundation grant proposals
  • ***NOTE: Volunteer for the Fall Workday: Friday, November 10, 1:15-4pm

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