PBES Programs & Services

PBES Programs & Services

Paint Branch Chinese Immersion Elementary School (PBES), home of the Busy Bees, is a public school that proudly houses the first and only Chinese Partial Immersion and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Elementary School Program in Prince George's County.  PBES is located in College Park, Maryland - just steps away from The University of Maryland.  Under the leadership of Ms. Ruby Shu Costea, PBES Academic Dean and Chinese Immersion Coordinator, students are taught the Chinese language and receive 100% of their Science, STEM, and Math instruction in Chinese, giving them the ability to develop communicative and academic proficiency in both English and Mandarin Chinese.  

PBES is once again honored to be among the seven elementary schools selected as an Autism Program Site in the PGCPS System.  PGCPS's Autism Programs provide specialized services to dynamic, thoughtful and insightful young students who are among our community's and nation's most vulnerable yet promising population.

PBES also offers Talented and Gifted (TAG) services in the form of instruction, activities, and strategies designed to promote and achieve advanced competencies among intellectually gifted students; and routinely employs Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS), a broad range of systemic and individualized strategies for achieving important social and learning outcomes while preventing problem behavior.

Additionally, PBES offers the following programs, services, clubs and activities:

  • Pre-Kindergarten
  • Arts Integration
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Professional School Counseling
  • Library/Media/Resource Center
  • Physical Education
  • Green Team
  • Student Association
  • PGCPS Language Immersion Task Force (2 PBES Parent-Members)
  • Classroom Web Pages

Please visit our individual program pages to get more information about PBES, and its programs, services, initiatives, accomplishments, and Busy Bees!



PBES Pre-Kindergarten

The goal of the Prince George’s County Public Schools Pre-Kindergarten Program is to provide learning experiences that will help children to develop and maintain the skills necessary to enter Kindergarten demonstrating readiness and be successful in school. LEARN MORE


PBES Arts Integration

Prince George’s County Public Schools focuses on arts-integration to enhance student achievement, cater to diverse learning styles and encourage creative leadership LEARN MORE

CLICK HERE for more information about Arts Integration in PGCPS

PBES English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

The PGCPS English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program at PBES can assist your child in achieving academic success and fully participating in school activities.  The ESOL Program also supports your family in accessing all the resources available through the school system.  Find out more here:


School Counseling Services

PGCPS Professional Counseling Services
Our Core Service is:

 1.     Monitor Personal Education Plans
2.     Provide Career and College Readiness Counseling
3.     Provide Scholarship Information and Support


To provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program addressing the academic, career, and personal/ social development for all students.


To assist and encourage self-understanding and responsible self-direction in all students, from kindergarten to successful completion of diploma requirements.

 School Counseling Brochures 

CLICK HERE for more information about PGCPS Professional Counseling Services

PBES Library Services

Check out the latest recommended reading list for your student

PBES Physical Education

Get exercises & tips to make your family Heart-Healthy!

PBES Green Team

Join the PBES Students and Teachers who are empowered to help our environment!
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PBES Student Association

Learn more about your PBES Student Association!


Prince George's County Language Immersion Task Force

ATTN: PBES Parents!!!

January 3, 2019 - February 3, 2019


PGCPS Immersion Language Task Force Recommendations




PBES Class Websites

Visit our PBES Class Webpages!!!