SAT/ACT Test Prep Classes at Saturday School

Join our SAT and ACT Test Prep classes at Saturday School – only $85 ($40 for FARMs eligible). We have 6 Saturday School locations offering this program in 2019-2020. Get familiar with the exam, focus on practice, and be ready for test day.

Intro to Coding – Four sessions offered in 2019-2020

Four different 5-week sessions of “Intro To Coding”: Starting in September and November 2019, then January and March 2020.

Students learn computer programming skills using the Scratch coding language and activities. Grades 3-5 and 6-8, each with age-appropriate projects. Program fee is $125.


Watch video about the life and work of Dr. George B. Thomas, Sr.

MCPS Homework Hotline:  Executive Director, Khadija Barkley, describes the many programs and resources offered at Saturday School  (Oct. 2018)

MCPS TV Español – Conozca mejor a los programas de Saturday School (Mar 2018)

MCPS Spotlight – Saturday School:  Interview with Executive Director, Khadija Barkley  (Mar 2016)

See Saturday School in action. Hear quick interviews of Dr. Thomas and some of our certified teachers, volunteers and students.  (Mar 2015)


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Help Us Contact our County Council – by April 23

Please help us contact members of the Montgomery County Council to prevent a budget cut next year. The cut would increase Saturday School registration fees….

Find an easy sample letter and email links! Thank you!

‘Get To Know Saturday School’ Event – April 21

Visit with us on April 21st during one of our morning sessions. Come learn how our core program model works and see our students in action.

The event includes a tour, details about all our programs, plus refreshments. Learn more…

High Achievement Scholarship 2018


The Saturday School High Achievement Scholarship is awarded to Montgomery County high school seniors who have been involved with our Saturday School program – either as a student in the program or as a Volunteer Tutor.

Equity in Education Forum 2018

Thank you to all who attended our Equity in Education Forum on January 27, 2018! See video and photos from the event.

Community Foundation Celebration of Giving

Attending from Saturday School/GBTLA were Khadija Barkley, Executive Director (right), Margaret Ward, Director of Development (left), with John Jacklin (center), a Saturday School supporter.

The Life of Dr. George B. Thomas, Sr. – Watch the video

For those who may have missed it, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) produced a video in October 2016 dedicated to the life and work of Dr. George B. Thomas, Sr. Watch it - just 3 minutes: Video - click here