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  • Gilpin Manor Elementary is an inclusive pre-school through grade five elementary school located in Elkton, Maryland. We are committed to welcoming diversity, fostering achievement of academic and personal growth, collaborating with our community, and nurturing integrity.

    At GMES, our dedicated staff works to educate the whole child and utilizes proactive strategies to engage all learners. We foster student engagement and support cooperative learning. We are most proud of our family and community partnerships.

    Our students actively engage in both the school and community through participation in rigorous instructional activities, using state-of-the art technology, to become college and career ready. We offer extracurricular opportunities that foster high achievement and interest in community service. At GMES, we believe that each student can be successful, and we empower them to set and reach rigorous goals. We engage. We persevere. We thrive! #WeCan

    Don Foskey, Principal
    Mark Etzel, Assistant Principal

  • Accomplishments

    • Fidelity of Implementation of Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)
    • PBIS Gold Award - 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and Silver Award 2018, 2013
    • County Art Show Student Participation
    • Carson Scholar Nominees annually
    • Strong Partnerships with Union Hospital, the Cecil County School Employee's Federal Credit Union, The Elkton Branch of the Cecil County Library, the Elkton Presbyterian Church, Elkton United Methodist Church, and our PTA
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    We engage. We perservere. We thrive!


  • Special Programs

    • Free Breakfast & Lunch for ALL Students
    • Title I Parent Involvement Activities including Donuts with Grownups
    • Bookworms Reading Program
    • EnVision 2.0 Math Program
    • Intensive Communication Support
    • Responsive Classroom/PBIS
    • Second Step/Bullying Prevention
    • Peer/Adult Mentor Programs
    • Chorus, Band, and Orchestra
    • Kiwanis Kids
    • After-school Tutoring
    • Yearbook Club
    • M.V.P. Club
    • Safety Patrol
    • Counseling Services- Upper Bay, Key Point, and Children's Guild
    • Department of Social Services Family Outreach
    • AGAPE Food Distribution

    New Gilpin Manor ES

    In the Fall of 2018, we opened the new Gilpin Manor Elementary School, with all construction on campus finally completed in the fall of 2019. Our community school serves as a gateway to the Elkton Public Library and the Elkton Middle and High School campuses. We are grateful to our school advocacy committee and to our community for support of this project. 

    Preschool, Infants & Toddlers program, and the Responsive Individualized Support Environment communication classroom are all located at Gilpin Manor.