Sabillasville Environmental School

Sabillasville Environmental School
16210-B Sabillasville Rd, Sabillasville, MD  21780
County: Frederick
Grades: K - 6 (expanding to 8) 
Phone: 240-236-6000 
Principal: Dawn Getzandanner 
School #1001

What makes us unique:

Sabillasville Environmental School (SES) offers a classical curriculum with a focus on agriculture and environmental science. We focus on both college and career focused instruction.


SES has lots of involvement in the community. Here are just a few examples of collaborations:

  • Entries & Field Trips into the Great Frederick Fair
  • Planted trees on a local farm in collaboration with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation
  • Local organizations bring speakers to special events throughout the school year
  • Field trips and demonstrations with local farms
  • Collaboration with local Future Farms of America (FFA) Chapters at High Schools
  • The school hosts MountainFest, which is not only a fundraiser for the school but a free community event 

Mission and Vision:

The mission of the Sabillasville Environmental School (SES) is to provide elementary and middle school-aged children in Frederick County with a well-rounded, college and career focused instructional program that develops students’ knowledge, reason, and self-expression. In addition, the school will have a focused curriculum on environmental learning. The longterm vision of the SES is to be a high-achieving model providing environmental science and a traditional, rigorous liberal arts education using well-researched instructional approaches and hands-on environmental learning. Through in-service training, the school will provide teachers with professional development in subject matter content, cognitive science, and research-based pedagogy. The principal, staff, and school improvement team will look first to data and evidence to better school performance, with the guiding criteria that each enhancement should be specific, replicable, and monitored to validate the achievement of its intended results. SES will serve students from all demographics and socioeconomic backgrounds, including diverse cultural, ethnic, or racial backgrounds, students with advanced learning capabilities and students with disabilities as well as assisting military families as they transition into our community.


  • Agriculture / Environmental Science
  • Clasical
  • Community School
  • Experiential Learning / Project Based
  • STEM

​Lottery preferences:

  • Neighborhood
  • Siblings of current students
  • Teachers and staff

Principal's Message:

I am most proud of my school community when we can work together with so many organizations within our community to create educational events that allow students to learn outside of the classroom.