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La Plata, MD has a strong public school system along with good private schools.
College of Southern Maryland in La Plata, MD, is known for its trades and engineering program to prepare students for high-paying jobs.
Students and faculty are energized at the College of Southern Maryland as the school rolls out a new center for technology and engineering education just in time for the college’s 50th anniversary.
The Charles County Public Library has branches in La Plata, Indian Head and Waldorf. There are plenty of opportunities for kids to get involved in library programs.
La Plata is home to blue crabs "“ on the menu and in the ball field "“ and rich Maryland culture. The city, located only 30 miles from Washington D.C., offers historical attractions such as St. Ignatius Church, the nation's oldest active Catholic parish. Great schools also enrich residents and the workforce. Major economic contributors include the University of Southern Maryland, Facchina Construction Co. and nearby Naval Support Facility Indian Head.
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