Welcome to Arbutus Elementary


Our mission is to provide a positive and effective educational environment that is student centered and focuses on individual achievement to prepare our students for college and career opportunities in a multicultural, technologically advanced, global society.


Our vision is the cultivation of a community of individuals who are life long learners who contribute to the global society in a positive manner while inspiring others to reach their potential.

As a professional learning community:

  • We will maintain a safe and orderly environment that is positive and effective.

  • We will make decisions based on student data as well as moral and ethical values.

  • We will view all students as individuals when evaluating and nurturing their potential.

  • We will communicate clear expectations that are measurable and maintain accountability to ensure that we are implementing effective instruction.

  • We will recognize the strengths and needs of the community to maximize the advancement of all stakeholders. 

To view our School Progress Summary please click below:

Community School Progress Summary 2019-2020 

Recent News

Test Score Information:

School assessment data can be found by clicking on the link below: Maryland Report Card Link

Support our PTA with:

  Amazon Smile

Please see the updated Parents tab for information on Amazon Smile.  Amazon Smile is a year-round fundraiser that supports our PTA with purchases that you are making on Amazon anyway!  Click the link below to learn more:
Amazon Smile Parent Link

Attention car riders: 

Here's a map indicating our drop off and pick up locations.

AES Carline Diagram


BCPS One Logo

Through the BCPS One system, all the district's programs and initiatives around student data, assessments, curriculum, instruction, reporting, and analysis are being fully integrated into a single, user-friendly, platform. BCPS One has been implemented to provide a Web-based communication and collaboration set of tools which provide a single, unified presence to distribute information and actively engage the community in the instructional process. Through BCPS One, educators are also able to communicate classroom level information with colleagues, leadership, parents, and students. 

For more information, please click the link below.



Summer Learning Activities
Keep reading and keep your skills sharp by signing up for some of the free summer programs below.  Please have a safe, healthy, and wonderful summer. 

Take advantage of the BCPS Summer Learning Hike.
BCPS Summer Learning Hike
BCPS Summer Learning Hike Link

The BCPL summer reading program offers prizes for students to read over the summer.  
BCPL Summer Reading
BCPL Summer Reading Sign Up Link

Virtual Moving Up Ceremonies
A copy of our kindergarten and fifth grade virtual ceremony can be accessed by clicking on the links below.  To view the videos, click on "open in desktop app", and click on "slide show" to play the videos.

Fifth Grade Moving Up Ceremony Link

Mr. Grabill's Video Message Link
Link to 5th Grade Ceremony Teacher Videos
Closing Remarks 5th Grade Ceremony Video Link

Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony Mrs. Fitz's Class Link


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