That first lightbulb moment in the classroom gives way to a lifetime of discovery. Bright futures begin at Charles County’s celebrated public schools, training our kids for jobs of the future. Our outstanding quality of life and motivated community members create an atmosphere of achievement. Our students maintain some of the highest graduation rates in the State of Maryland. Explore our excellence here.

Charles County Public Schools comprise 36 schools and four educational centers:

  • 21 Elementary Schools
  • 8 Middle Schools
  • 7 High Schools

4 Centers:

  • F.B. Gwynn Educational Center
  • Robert D. Stethem Educational Center
  • Nanjemoy Creek Environmental Center
  • Adult Education Program at Lifelong Learning Center

Charles County Public Schools offer a balanced curriculum, equipping students with the critical thinking and communication skills essential to success. Our schools address the demand for a future-focused workforce, emphasizing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), cyber security, robotics, and coding.

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is a regionally-accredited community college offering a variety of learning options, student services, and workforce development support. Designed in response to workforce needs, CSM’s programs in computer science, cybersecurity, homeland security, and information systems grow opportunities and minds. The new Regional Hughesville Campus is a catalyst for future growth in the County. The 30,000 square-foot Center for Trades and Energy Training (CT Building) and the coming Center for Health Sciences are growing an atmosphere of achievement and keep the talent pipeline primed for success.

The University of Maryland Extension comprises the off-campus educational arm of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Access to world-class universities within an hour’s reach lends itself to limitless learning:

  • Georgetown University
  • George Washington University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Mary Washington University
  • Southern Maryland Higher Education Center
  • St. Mary's College of Maryland
  • University of Maryland College Park



A motivated community fosters an atmosphere of achievement.




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