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Why Choose Garden City Elementary

Located in Brooklyn Center, Garden City Elementary serves nearly 350 students in prekindergarten through fifth grade. At Garden City, we plant knowledge and grow community in an atmosphere of acceptance. We expect all students and staff to treat each other with respect and consistently pursue excellence in behavior and learning.  

Garden City is a student-centered school, and our small size means we can develop stronger relationships with each student and family. We work hard to ensure every child has a joyful elementary experience and can shine through fulfilling academic, leadership and co-curricular opportunities.

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Support to grow as lifelong learners

At Garden City Elementary, we work with all scholars to provide appropriate academic support and rigor. From gifted education opportunities to services that support learners with special needs, our caring educators help each individual student succeed and lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning.

In addition to core subjects, Garden City scholars also benefit from opportunities in music and physical education, as well as arts residencies that allow their creativity to flourish.

Opportunities to explore

We offer a variety of activities for Garden City Dolphins, including:

  • Band, choir and orchestra
  • After-school enrichment club
  • Buddy classrooms
  • District 279 Children's Chorus

Safe and healthy school climate

Garden City is a safe and welcoming school that recognizes students for their positive behaviors and provides interventions to scholars who may be struggling. We provide traveling Students of the Week trophies to scholars who exemplify our schoolwide expectations of BLUE:

  • Be respectful;
  • Learn responsibly;
  • Use self-control; so
  • Everyone achieves

Each month, we also feature one student per classroom on a Wall of Fame, with teacher-written tributes that address each child's outstanding qualities.

Engaging families

We're proud of our tight-knit school community. Throughout the year, we welcome Garden City families to school for several fun events, including our Multicultural Night and Boston Scientific Math Night.

We also offer Families to Families, a parent engagement program that helps families stay active and be a part of their child's elementary experience at Garden City.