Lathrop E. Smith Environmental Education Center
5110 Meadowside Lane
Rockville, MD 20855
This center, owned and operated by Montgomery County Public Schools, is located approximately in the middle of Montgomery County and is included completely within the boundaries of the Rock Creek Regional Park. The site is host to grade six residential programs as well as day programs.
There are four dormitory buildings at the Smith Center, each housing up to 40 people. Girls’ dorms are completely separate from boys’ dorms. The dorms are heated in the winter and have fans in the warmer months. The rooms have bunk beds and private showers and bathroom.
From Washington Beltway (I-495): Take Exit 31 for Georgia Avenue; Travel North on Georgia Avenue past Leisure World; Turn left on Norbeck Road (Route 28); At first light turn right onto Muncaster Mill Road (Route 115); Travel 1.5 miles and turn left onto Meadowside Lane; Take the first right into the L.E. Smith Center parking lot.
From I-270 North: Take exit 8 for Shady Grove Road; Bear Right onto Redland Road; Cross Route 355; Turn right onto Needwood Road; Turn right onto Muncaster Mill Road; Cross Avery Road and turn right onto Meadowside Lane; Take the first right into the L.E. Smith Center parking lot.
Fron I-270 South: Take the exit for I-370 towards the Metro; Take the Shady Grove Road exit just before the Metro access; Turn left onto Shady Grove Road East; Pass Midcounty Highway and turn right onto Muncaster Mill Road; Cross Avery Road and turn right onto Meadowside Lane; Take the first right into the L.E. Smith Center parking lot.