9105 L All Saints Rd. Laurel, MD 27023  |  Store Hours: Monday through Friday 2:30-5:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 11:00-5:00 pm


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The Thrifty Teacher is a female-owned, local education store in Laurel, MD with two departments:

  • Teach & Learn: a retail department focusing on new and gently used school supplies

  • Make & Take: our creative department that supports children’s artistic growth through painting and makerspace.

Teach & Learn
The retail department of our store is a thrift store with new and gently used educational supplies up to 75% off.
Donate to The Thrifty Teacher!
Changing classrooms? Have extra educational supplies that need to leave your space? Donate it to The Thrifty Teacher!
You can drop off donations any time we are open. Bring a donation and receive 20% off your purchase!


Make & Take
The art studio hosts guided painting parties, open studio painting and makerspace. It is an area of open creativity for school-age artists! 

Anytime that there is not a guided painting party is open studio time! For $15 you receive everything you need to create your own painting using our examples or from your own imagination!

  • Open Studio Painting: $15

  • ​Makerspace Creations: $10