Norwood School is proud to be a member of the Bethesda/Potomac community. We are located at the corner of River Road and Bradley Boulevard, across from Congressional Country Club.
We value the positive relationships we enjoy with our neighbors and invite you to call for an appointment to tour our campus. This page has been created to share information of interest to the community. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Bill Teachum 301-841-2152.
The Montgomery County zoning authorities approved a long-term master plan for Norwood's campus in December 2010. The buildings in red on the image below may be built over the next several years, but no timetable has yet been set for any construction. To learn more about Norwood's master plan, click here, and watch this space for news about upcoming construction projects.
Transportation Management Plan
Norwood's special exception was modified at the same time the master campus plan was approved. Over the next several years, the School will enhance its operations during the school year and summer months in order to better serve Norwood families and the broader community. To ensure that these changes will not have an adverse impact on area traffic, the School has adopted a Transportation Management Plan (TMP).
Highlights of the plan include:
- The appointment of a Transportation Coordinator (Bill Teachum 301-841-2152) and an Auxiliary Program Coordinator (Kevin Rechen 301-841-2166).
- The formation of a Community Liaison Committee to keep lines of communication open with neighbors regarding information of the TMP, any potential operating issues, and any other issues of concern to the community and/or the School. All adjacent and confronting neighbors were invited to participate in addition to civic associations and a representative of Montgomery County. The CLC was constituted at an organizational meeting on July 12, 2011 at the School and has met regularly since then. Members of the CLC are Andrew Daskalakis, William Dockser, Donald Heath, Calvin Koonce, Janet Koonce, Margit Meissner (Carderock Springs Citizens Association), Vernon Stricklin (Congressional Country Club), Norwood Head of School Dick Ewing, Business Manager Bill Teachum, and Director of Communications Leanne Gill.
- The establishment of vehicle trip caps (753 trips in the peak morning hour and 269 trips in the evening) and reporting of quarterly traffic counts to ensure compliance with the caps. Quarterly counts were conducted on May 24, July 13, and October 20, 2011 and February 15, April 25, July19, and October 3, 2012. All counts have been under the caps established by the county.
- The introduction of a busing program during the school year and summer months. Norwood operated three morning bus routes during the 2010-2011 school year. A fourth morning route was added in the fall of 2011. Bus service was offered to summer campers for the first time in June 2011.