Welcome to Ocean City Elementary

​Ocean City Elementary School (OCES) is a PreK through Grade 4 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. We work as a unifying team with one vision in mind. This vision is to meet students’ academic needs in an environment that nurtures their emotional, social, and physical well-being and prepares them for success in a global society.


The mission of OCES is for all students to be prepared to pursue a career of their choice and to become productive citizens. The school motto: "I have a curious mind, a caring heart, and the courage to never give up" encourages and empowers students to seek information and love learning, treat others with kindness and respect, and to always, always work hard. The kind of student we hope to grow is a continuous learner, an appreciator of the arts, and a giver of their personal gifts. At OCES, teachers and staff follow the motto and hold high expectations for themselves and their students. There is a commitment to provide a safe, orderly, caring and attractive environment in which students can learn and grow. The staff, parents and students are united in the commitment of educating the leaders of the future.


The State of Maryland International Reading Council is pleased to announce that Alex Abu-Zaid received first place in the 2nd Grade Young Author’s Poetry contest.  Alex is a 2nd grade student in Mrs. Piern’s class.  His poem is entitled, “Shadows Beyond the Sea.” Congratulations, Alex!  We are so proud of you!

Read Alex's poem: Shadows beyond the Sea.pdf

Alex Abu-Zaid


Our Parent Teacher Association is an integral part of our OCES community.  It is the driving force behind many key initiatives that enhance our student's education, increase the effectiveness of our teaching, and beautify our school and grounds.  The PTA is a very welcoming group of parents and guardians.  If you are not a member, please consider joining.

The 6th annual OCES PTA Golf Tournament will take place on May 23rd at 1:00.  All proceeds go to the OCES Technology Fund.  To secure your spot, sponsor this event or make a donation, please click here: OCES PTA Golf Tournament.