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about garden hills elementary school


Stacey W. Abbott



Home to 520 students in pre-kindergarten through 5th grade, Garden Hills Elementary provides a positive learning environment designed to help children reach their full potential – both as students and individuals. Our school has a well-earned reputation for effectively and creatively meeting the needs of each child. We maintain our standard of excellence by providing our students with:

  • Model foreign language programs
  • Dual Language Immersion
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP)
  • Gifted education offerings
  • Rigorous and challenging academic programs
  • Innovative fine arts programs


Built in 1938, Garden Hills Elementary is on the National Register of Historic Places.  The beautiful brick building is nestled among the older homes and stately trees of Atlanta’s historic Garden Hills neighborhood. Over the past ten years, there have been many improvements and renovations beginning with a modern gymnasium with an additional art room.  A beautifully landscaped walkway from Rumson Road to the school was the result of a joint effort by the elementary school PTA and the Garden hills neighborhood so children and parents can enjoy walking to school.


Our school currently serves historic Buckhead neighborhoods including Garden Hills, Peachtree Park, Peachtree Heights, Lindridge Martin Manor, Pine Hills and Buckhead Atlanta district.


  • School Hours: 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Kiddos After School Care: 2:30 PM – 6:30 PM




At Garden Hills Elementary, our mission is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are well-informed and respectful of others. We hold our students to the highest academic standards while providing them with the direction, support, and encouragement they need to be successful.

Because children learn in different ways, we offer flexible programs that help each child meet his or her maximum potential. Our students benefit from small class sizes that promote classroom unity and foster lasting friendships. At Garden Hills children are taught respect for the individual and are empowered to go out into the world with compassion and caring for others.




In 2017, a group of parent-volunteers began planning a $750,000 renovation of the school’s 3.8-acre outdoor area. The goal of this capital campaign was threefold: (1) install drainage on the field for the first time, (2) improve and update the play equipment, and (3) create outdoor academic learning spaces. In the fall of 2019, the school community completed Phase I of the renovation that included a track with exercise stations, an amphitheater, an outdoor classroom, a drainage system, and five new play structures.


As of January 2020, the parent-volunteers have raised $714,000, over 95% of the original goal. Phase II, which the school hopes to complete in 2020, will include a creekside garden/classroom as well as an outdoor restroom/pavilion. We need your help completing our fundraising goal! Please check out our capital campaign site at www.fixthefield.com.




Garden Hills Elementary School
285 Sheridan Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 802-7800, main office phone
(404) 842-3050, fax