Harriet R. Tubman Elementary School became the 210th school in MCPS when it opened its doors to more than 450 students on Aug. 29, the first day of school. See the ribbon-cutting ceremony below.
The Gaithersburg school features 99,893 square feet of learning space and opens with Prekindergarten–4th grades, with 5th grade coming in the 2023–2024 school year. The facility houses a Linkages to Learning program, a partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services and other non-profits to integrate health and social services at the school site, and has a number of environmentally sustainable features, such as efficient LED lighting and high-efficiency HVAC machinery.
Born into slavery in 1822, Harriet Tubman was a freedom fighter, leader and humanitarian. Learn more about her incredible life and accomplishments. This video discusses her desire for freedom, her escape and her journey to free her family and community. Dana Paterra, park manager at The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park Visitor Center, discusses Tubman’s head injury, how that accident altered her life and her role with the Underground Railroad. Courtesy of MCPS.