About Morris Brandon
About Morris Brandon
Morris Brandon Elementary School was founded in 1947 as part of the Atlanta Public School system and is proud to be an International Baccalaureate Primary Years World School. The school was named after local business leader, Morris Brandon, whose three sons donated the land to underscore their father’s belief that the “best possible education” is the best way to provide for the future. Our school mascot is the Bee and we feed into Sutton Middle School and North Atlanta High School.
Morris Brandon Elementary provides a world-class academic education for just over 1000 students in grades kindergarten through fifth, at two separate campuses located in the Buckhead area of Atlanta. There are more than fifty certified classroom teachers on both campuses as well as additional certified teachers specializing in art, music, French, physical education, speech and language pathology, gifted education (Challenge), Special Education and the Early Intervention Program (EIP). Over 70% of the Morris Brandon certified staff has earned advanced degrees. Our staff also includes a group of dedicated paraprofessionals who work with the kindergarten and special education classes.
With our focus on excellence, Morris Brandon Elementary is rated as one of Georgia’s top schools, year after year. This focus has helped us to earn three coveted distinctions as a National Blue Ribbon School, a Georgia School of Excellence and an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. The talented administrators, teachers and staff and the committed parents from Morris Brandon work together each year to create an environment where our students can learn, grow, and thrive. We have a truly wonderful school community and we welcome you to visit us and see why Morris Brandon Elementary is the place to “Bee!”
Vision & Mission
It is the MISSION of Morris Brandon Elementary to develop students’ academic, social, and emotional needs by engaging our entire school community to work collaboratively while fostering international-mindedness and a love for learning.
It is the VISION of Morris Brandon Elementary School to educate the whole child by teaching empathy, open-mindedness, compassion, and critical thinking while giving every student what they need to be successful lifelong learners.
At Morris Brandon Elementary, we value:
- The whole child.
- Our entire global community – students, parents, staff, community members, business partners, and people outside our community.
- Inquiry, creativity, critical thinking and innovation.
- Learning through play.
- The unique perspectives of others.
- Empathy toward other peoples and cultures, and our environment.
Awards & Achievements
National Blue Ribbon School
Morris Brandon Elementary is proud to have achieved the coveted distinction of being designated a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. Founded in 1982, the National Blue Ribbon Schools program recognizes public and private elementary, middle and high schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made in students’ academic achievement. This mark of excellence in education is recognized by everyone from parents to policy makers in communities throughout the United States. Each school that earns this distinction is recognized at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. and is given a plaque and flag as symbols of their status as National Blue Ribbon Schools.
Georgia School of Excellence
Morris Brandon Elementary is also proud to be designated as a Georgia School of Excellence by the Georgia Department of Education. The Georgia Schools of Excellence Program honors elementary, middle and high schools from the state’s 14 congressional districts that are either academically superior or demonstrate dramatic improvement in students’ achievement. These schools of excellence serve as models for other schools throughout the state of Georgia.