Candlewood Elementary School MCPS


Candlewood is committed to being a safe, caring and inclusive community that fosters respect for diversity, and values the social emotional and academic development of each student. 


We will provide students with a variety of opportunities and experiences to develop academic, social and emotional skills. We will maintain a safe environment that promotes engagement, curiosity and collaboration. We will teach and model respect for ourselves, others and our community, in order for our students to have a positive impact in the world.

Core Purpose

Prepare all students to thrive in their future.

News and Announcements

2022 PTA Read-A-Thon

It's time for the Candlewood ES PTA Read-a-thon! Read-a-thon promises to be a fun, exciting journey that starts Thursday January 20, 2022. We will get your children excited about reading.

COVID Positive Students and Staff

COVID Positive Students and staff who test positive for COVID-19: Please click for reporting requirements and next steps.

Media Center Book Drive

The Media Center is looking for gently used books for our collection. Click here for more details.

Volunteering at Candlewood

Volunteering at Candlewood ES: Trainings and Covid-19 Attestation

Apply Online for Free and Reduced Meals

ONLINE APPLICATIONS are the fastest and safest way to apply for FARMS. Households are encouraged to apply online at The online application and instructions are available in the seven official MCPS languages through the online application. Click the link above to apply.

MCPS Passwords

Please do not change your Central Office assigned MCPS passwords. It is very important that students keep the passwords assigned to them. MCPS uses grade level-specific password requirements that allow us to ensure a balance of security and appropriate accessibility for a student’s age. For more information, click the link above.

Registration for New Students

Click the link above to access an online registration form and more information for new Montgomery County Public School students.

Welcome Military Families!

Candlewood is invested in supporting our military families. For assistance with your transition, connecting with other military families and military resources in our area contact the PTA Military Liaison at