Candlewood Elementary School MCPS


We inspire learning by providing the greatest public education to each and every student.


Every student will have the academic, creative problem solving, and social emotional skills to be successful in college and career.

Core Purpose

Prepare all students to thrive in their future.

News and Announcements

Technology Support

The community technical support phone line will remain open through September. Families who need tech support can call 240-740-7020 and leave a message, send an email to or submit a ticket via the Community Tech Support portal.

Volunteering at Candlewood

Volunteering at Candlewood ES: We have just received updated guidance for all individuals who would like to volunteer at Candlewood or any MCPS school.

Instrumental Music Registration

The instrumental music program is open to all 4th and 5th grade students interested in learning to play/continuing to play an instrument. Please register for instrumental music by clicking here.

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