Welcome to Garden Hills Elementary School, a dynamic learning environment with top-notch educators, an inspiring principal, and happy families. Students at GHES enjoy going to school each day in a beautiful, historic building where they are greeted by smiling teachers and students who love their school and are happy to be there.

Garden Hills celebrates being the first public elementary school in Georgia to receive certification in the highly acclaimed and world-renowned International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. In fact, the North Atlanta cluster offers the only public schools in Georgia to offer the fully articulated International Baccalaureate K-12 educational model.


At Garden Hills, we are focused on the development of the whole child: academically, socially, and emotionally. There is no “one size fits all” approach to learning.

We invite you to talk to other GHES parents and hear what they have to say about our hidden “jewel of a school!”

We can’t wait to have you visit and see for yourselves what makes Garden Hills an excellent choice for your family.

All tours are held on Tuesdays and begin promptly at 9:30 AM at Garden Hills Elementary School. During the tour, parents will have the opportunity to meet administrators and visit classrooms throughout the building.

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The Garden Hills Elementary PTA will host two events during the school year designed to be informal question and answer sessions. Principal Abbott and/or GHES administrators will be in attendance, as well as current Garden Hills parents who can share their experiences and answer questions from a parent perspective. We will post more details about these events as they approach.

        • Prospective Parent Coffee & Tour
        • Prospective Parent Cocktail Party

For additional information, go to There will be a summer Pre-K & Kindergarten Popsicle Party at GHES on Thursday, July 20, 2017 for students attending Garden Hills in the Fall. Please scroll down for details.



Early registration for Kindergartners attending GHES in the Fall will be held in March during our Kindergarten Round Up. Please click here for details.

We offer Kindergarten Camp mid-July that will further prepare the children for their exciting new year of learning and growing! Garden Hills Kindergarten Camp will introduce your child to the activities involved in the kindergarten student’s daily routine. The camp, led by Kindergarten teacher Ms. Cathy Baublitz, will be fun and engaging, and will help us get to know your child so that we may be better prepared to individualize their needs once the school year begins. Campers arrive at 8:45 am at the school- the camp starts at 9:00 and pickup is at 12:00 pm. Transportation will not be provided- parents, please make arrangements for your child. On the last day, July 20th at noon, parents are invited to stay for a Q & A and Popsicle Party on the GHES Field, held in conjunction with the rising Pre-K class.

Summer Kindergarten Camp Dates 
Monday-Thursday, July 17-20, 2017  (2018 Dates will be updated!)
9 AM-12 PM (Campers may arrive at 8:45 AM)
Cost: $50, checks made payable to Garden Hills Elementary School

*Please complete the Kindergarten Camp registration form and return it with your payment to the school office if you would like your child to participate. The school address is 285 Sheridan Drive, NE, Atlanta, GA  30305. Please call ahead to check office hours if you would like to drop it by the school in person: 404-802-7800.



Please click here for more information on our Dual Language Immersion Program.



Parents and students of our rising Pre-K and Kindergarten classes are invited to GHES on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at noon (the last day of Kindergarten Camp) for a Popsicle Party on the field! The children can play and the parents can get to know each other. If you have questions, please contact PTA volunteer Jenni Rainwater at



2017 Summer Registration at GHES will take place July 17-27 on business days between the hours of 8:00 AM-3:00 PM.


Please contact our PTA Parent Liaisons if you have any questions:

Jenni Rainwater & Andrew Munro


School Office: 404-802-7800
School Fax: 404-802-9375 (updated 2017)