About Us

 Staff Core Beliefs


  1. It is our responsibility to ensure that every child is able to grow academically and socially in a safe environment.

  2. In an effective classroom, all students are actively engaged in student centered learning and given the opportunity to thrive.

  3. An effective staff collaborates and communicates with all stakeholders in a respectful and focused manner.

  4. Parents are valued as equal and active partners.

  5. School based decisions involve all stakeholders, with student success in mind.


To accelerate student achievement by providing a welcoming, safe, learner centered environment where students have opportunities to thrive through inquiry based learning.



To create an environment with high academic standards in which there is an excellence in teaching and learning resulting in highly motivated, well rounded students.

The Compass BCPS Our Pathway to Excellence

Sandalwood ES Schoolwide Behavior Plan


Contact Information:

Address: 900 S. Marlyn Avenue
                 Essex, Maryland    21221

School phone: 410-887-0174
School fax: 410-391-6349
Nurse: 410-238-2480

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Hours of Instruction: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.