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Welcome to Mildred Barry Garvin School, where students are part of a true learning community. At Garvin, we recognize the necessity to balance a rigorous academic program with an environment that is developmentally appropriate.  Elementary school helps to shape the attitudes of students for the rest of their lives and we are committed to fostering a life-long love of learning. We believe in educating the whole child so our approach will include two focuses academic success and social emotional development. We will work to establish practices that define academic expectations, improve the quality of student work, as well as provide the opportunity for our students to learn in a variety of authentic environments. 

The students at Mildred Barry Garvin School are offered many exciting opportunities through our academic and extracurricular programs.  Along with math, science, language arts, social studies, and world language, our students are challenged in their special area subjects as well.  These subjects include art, band, chorus, physical education, computer applications and technology education. In addition, our students have the opportunity to participate in student council.  

As an East Orange native it is a privilege and an honor to be the principal of this school. I have worked in the field of education for fourteen years and I'm committed to make each students experience engaging and rewarding. I believe in this school and what we're trying to accomplish, and my love for the place and the people of East Orange runs deep. 

We are very fortunate to have a dedicated and professional faculty that works extraordinarily hard to create an outstanding learning community.  The teachers’ commitment to our students has made our school such a special place and it is an environment that prepares our students for the challenges they will face in the future.

As in any partnership, the parents, teachers and administration work closely on a daily basis to provide our students with the most rewarding educational experience possible.  I look forward to working with you and wish all of our students a great school year.

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