Sugarloaf Elementary School Frequently Asked Questions

What will the new elementary school look like?

Sugarloaf Elementary will be a two-story building with a brick exterior. The two-story design will allow younger students to occupy first-floor classrooms with older students in second-floor classrooms. View the proposed schematic designsite plan and floors plans.


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What are other features of the new elementary school?

  • Large gymnasium for joint-use with Frederick County Parks and Rec
  • Geothermal heating
  • Restrooms in every classroom
  • Classrooms oriented with north-south windows for controlled sunlight
  • 130+ parking spaces
  • Sustainable design: This project is being designed to achieve a LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Silver certification. Find out more about Leed at (opens in new window).

What are the benefits of a sustainable design?

  • Increased energy savings
  • Less impact to adjacent community
  • Healthier indoor environment
  • Reduced acoustical distractions
  • Improved student achievement
  • Greater retention of staff

Who will attend the new elementary school?

The construction of a new school requires the creation of a new attendance area. This new attendance area will likely draw from Centerville and Urbana Elementary schools to alleviate overcrowding at those schools. The redistricting study will be initiated after the completion of the Urbana Elementary Replacement Project.

Learn more about the redistricting process here.