Scroll down to find information on each school program and links to their websites.

  • Gladys Noon Spellman Elementary
  • Judith P. Hoyer
  • Early School Program
  • Weekday Nursery
  • St. Ambrose Catholic Elementary
NameLocationPhone NumberAge Range of Students

Early School Program


Cheverly United Methodist Church

2801 Cheverly Ave.

Cheverly, MD 20785

(301) 773-13142-5 years old (must be potty trained)

Weekday Nursery


Cheverly United Methodist Church

2801 Cheverly Ave.

Cheverly, MD 20785

(301) 773-22972-5 years old (Pre-schoolers)

Judith P. Hoyer Facility

Public/Admin. Offices

2300 Belleview Ave.

Cheverly, MD 20785

(301) 925-1986Closed

Gladys Noon Spellman Elementary School


3324 64th Ave.

Cheverly, MD 20785

(301) 773-81505-12 years old (Kindergarten through 6th grade)

St. Ambrose Catholic Elementary School


6310 Jason St.

Cheverly, MD 20785

(301) 773-02234-14 years old (Pre-K through 8th grade)

The Early School Program, which meets Thursdays, 10:00am-2:00pm, focuses on readiness skills. Curriculum for older students includes pre-reading, opposites, phonics, math, and other age-appropriate skills. Younger students focus on colors, shapes, rhymes, and counting.

Cheverly Weekday Nursery offers developmentally appropriate activities and learning for children ages two to five. The program has served the community and local families since 1970. Weekday Nursery offers 2 day, 3 day, and 5 day enrollment options: half day (8:00am- 12:00pm) and full day (8:00am-3:00pm) with aftercare available until 6:00 pm.

At Cheverly Weekday Nursery, children have a place to grow outside the home. The faculty helps students learn more about themselves in relation to other children, to adults other than the parents, and to the world around them. They strive to help children grow in the richest, most satisfying, most constructive way while preparing for the school years ahead. Learning is hands-on and designed to develop independent thinking, self-sufficiency, social and emotional maturity, and readiness for kindergarten. Children enjoy multiple free-play areas (including water, sand, art, dramatic play, blocks, science, manipulative games, and toys), story and music times, educational field trips, and more. In addition, children receive speech, language, vision and hearing screenings, personalized attention, and the opportunity to participate in annual Christmas and spring programs. Children are given the freedom to grow and learn in an environment balanced with enough guidance and structure for each child to feel secure.

Classes for all programs are held at the Cheverly United Methodist Church at Forest Road and Cheverly Avenue. You can find more information at the new website,

Judith P. Hoyer Facility has specialized in early childhood education since its opening in 1993-94.

Judith P. Hoyer originated as Cheverly Tuxedo Elementary School in 1927. The school and the community of Cheverly have a long history of working together. The school was expanded to include more classrooms and a gymnasium, to be used by the school and the community. The school is now closed, however, the community continues to use the gymnasium. The Prince George's County Public School system uses it for administrative purposes.

Gladys Noon Spellman Elementary School serves more than 750 students from the attendance area. The school has a comprehensive curriculum.

The school was dedicated to the late congresswoman, Gladys Noon Spellman, a distinguished resident of Cheverly who represented the community on the county school board and county council, and in the U.S. House of Representatives. Mrs. Spellman was a teacher and began her civic involvement as president of this school's PTA in the Cheverly community. 

In 1991, Gladys Noon Spellman Elementary was constructed on the former grounds of Happy Acres Elementary, a K-3 school. The new school combined Cheverly-Tuxedo Elementary (grades 4-6), with Happy Acres Elementary. The new site was able to house students from both schools in one building. The school, which opened as a Model Comprehensive School, boasted a computer lab, science lab, an art room, and a foreign language component. In its second year, an ESOL program was added to the existing programs. The school has experienced rapid growth in enrollment and achievement. Since the late 1990s, the school has enjoyed numerous awards and recognition for its high scores on the MSPAP and other standardized tests. Gladys Noon Spellman Elementary School was cited by the Department of Education from data gathered by the University of Texas as being a high-achieving high-poverty school. In 2000, the school was selected by the Maryland Department of Education as a Peer Mentoring School to work with other high-poverty schools in order to raise their academic achievement.

St. Ambrose Catholic Elementary School opened with four grades in 1950 and expanded to eight by the following year. Its students now number about 250. St. Ambrose School has all-day pre-kindergarten and provides before- and after-school care. The school also offers foreign language, gym, art, computer, band, and choir. It has an active Home and School Association and regularly participates in sports through the Catholic Youth Organization.

St. Ambrose School strives to give each student a firm grasp of fundamental skills: to develop in each student the ability to think critically, creatively, and independently; and to foster in each an appreciation for the diversity of human experience. St. Ambrose encourages its students to pursue their special academic talents in the hope that knowledge, diligently sought and acquired, will lead to wisdom that will serve both the individual and the community. Each student's intellectual development prepares him or her for further schooling and also for life. St. Ambrose seeks to develop in each student a broad breadth and depth of knowledge, to encourage in each student creative and aesthetic appreciation, and to increase its students' understanding of intellectual and cultural diversity.

St. Ambrose School is a Roman Catholic School affiliated with the Archdiocese of Washington, DC.