Avenel is located within Montgomery County, one of the Washington D.C. Metro Area’s most sought after school districts. There are top public and private schools that service the community.

Elementary Schools

• Carderock Springs Elementary School, 7401 Persimmon Tree Road, Bethesda, MD 20817
• Seven Locks Elementary School, 9500 Seven Locks Road, Bethesda, MD 20817

Middle Schools

• Thomas W. Pyle Middle School, 6311 Wilson Lane, Bethesda, MD 20817
• Herbert Hoover Middle School, 8810 Post Oak Drive, Potomac, MD 20854

High Schools

• Walt Whitman High School, 7100 Whittier Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20816

• Winston Churchill High School, 11300 Gainsboro Rd. Potomac, MD 20854

For information on any of the schools in Montgomery County, call the Board of Education at 240-740-3030, or visit the Montgomery County website at
School Bus scheduling is handled by the Department of Transportation, (301) 469-1029.

Private and parochial schools

There are many private and parochial schools within a five-mile radius of Avenel:
• The Bullis School, 10601 Falls Rd. Potomac, MD
• Norwood School, 8821 River Rd. Bethesda, MD
• The Harbor School, 7701 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD
• Holton Arms, 7303 River Rd. Bethesda, MD
• The German School, 8617 Chateau Dr. Potomac, MD
• Our Lady of Mercy, 9222 Kentsdale Dr. Potomac, MD
• Manor Montessori, 10500 Oaklyn Dr. Potomac, MD

• Mater Dei, 9600 Seven Locks Rd. Bethesda, MD

• Landon School, 6101 Wilson Blvd. Bethesda. MD
• Connelly School of Holy Child, 9029 Bradley Blvd. Potomac. MD
• Andrew’s Episcopal School, 10033 River Rd. Potomac, MD (Pre-school-Grade 3)
• St Andrew’s Episcopal School 8804 Postoak Rd. Potomac, MD (Grades 4-12)
• The Woods Academy, 6801 Greentree Rd. Bethesda, MD (Pre-school-Grade 8)

Close by Public Library:
Potomac Public Library
10101 Glen Olden Drive
(Corner of Glen Olden and Falls Road)
Potomac, Maryland 20854
(240) 777-0690

There are three pools in the complex; a lap pool, a wading pool and a leisure pool. The pool is surrounded by a concrete deck, and has large shade umbrellas. The pool is a state of the art facility with a 6 lane 25 meter heated competition pool, plus a large free form heated leisure pool with a zero beach entry, a lap lane and a partially submerged sunning bench. There is also a separate baby pool with a zero beach entry. The pool offers a swim team that will participate in approximately six-eight swim meets per season in the Country Club League. The swimming pools are open Memorial Day through Labor Day with some extended openings depending on weather. Membership is currently open to residents of Avenel.


The club house/party room includes a general purpose meeting room that can accommodate 140 people. It includes a small warming kitchen. A bathhouse is attached to the clubhouse.  For more information, phone (301) 299-5916.

There are six private tennis courts, located adjacent to the Pool Clubhouse, and anchored by parkland and landscaped gardens. Enjoy a game of pickleball or tennis for competitive during daytime hours.

Avenel Park is ideally located along Oaklyn Drive that winds throughout the community. The county-owned Avenel Park offers children and adults a wide selection of recreational opportunities, including three soccer fields, three tennis courts, a basketball court, a children’s playground with swings and jungle gym equipment, a baseball diamond, and a three-mile jogging and bike trail around the perimeter.
For more information, phone (301) 495-2595.

Nestled within the geographic boundaries of Avenel you will find the privately operated Equestrian Center of horse stables and riding facilities, connected to the bridle path that meanders through the wooded sections of the Community and adjacent parkland. Contact the Equestrian Center by calling (301) 983-3017.

Situated on 220 acres of rolling wooded countryside within the luxury residential community of Avenel, TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm redefines the private golf club experience. Blending the time-honored traditions of golf with modern conveniences, TPC Potomac boasts 18 holes of picturesque and beautifully maintained golf; an array of amenities; and the personalized service and outstanding privileges that have become synonymous with the PGA TOUR’s acclaimed TPC Network of clubs. At TPC Potomac, remarkable golf is just the beginning of an outstanding PGA TOUR experience. Social memberships are also available. For more information, visit or phone (301) 469-3700.

Effective December 1st, 2023, at the direction of the property owner, the operator of the Equestrian Center has closed the barn and ceased operations.  The property and the Equestrian Center facilities are owned by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC).  While the equestrian trails remain open and available for use, boarding of horses and other Equestrian Center activities have ceased. There have been discussions with WSSC regarding the future of the Equestrian Center, however, future operation of the facilities is unknown at this time.