E. Rivers Elementary School is one of Atlanta’s oldest public schools. Originally “Peachtree Heights School,” the campus opened its doors in 1917 as a two-grade schoolhouse. In 1926, the school was renamed for Mr. Rivers as a tribute for his outstanding service on the Board of Education and in the community. A new gymnasium, media center, classrooms and administrative offices were added in 1994. A renovation of the cafeteria, auditorium, and classroom wings (including new HVAC and electrical systems) was completed in the fall of 1999.
The Field of Dreams boasts one of Atlanta’s finest soccer and baseball fields, a quarter mile running track, basketball courts, and playground. E. Rivers Elementary School’s 90th birthday celebration was held in the spring of 2007. The very active PTA is involved in fundraising and communications for the school, and the principal sends our a weekly recap video once a week to the PTA and student families.
Kindergarten through Fifth
The core subjects are taught within the International Baccalaureate framework. Teaching methods utilize a combination of approaches. From hands-on experiences relating theory to practical application to varied experiential programs, classes integrate an understanding of the social and cultural context of teaching and learning.
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