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Herfurth Elementary Building

Herfurth's Vision 

To encourage whole child development by providing opportunities for individual academic and social growth through exploration.

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Students dress as their favorite book character.

Herfurth celebrated literacy with storybook character day. 

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Students look at dinosaur bones while visiting the Dinosaur George Museum.

Herfurth students learned hands on about dinosaurs through the Dinosaur George Museum hosted by PTA. 

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Primary students show off Cursive Licenses after mastering their cursive lettering. 

Primary students show off Cursive Licenses after mastering their cursive lettering. 

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A primary class dresses up for Storybook Character Day. 

A primary class dresses up for Storybook Character Day. 

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Students learn outside with their teacher.

Montessori learning extends beyond the classroom and connects with the natural world. 

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Herfurth paras pose together.

We appreciate all that our Paras do everyday! They are the #TheGISDEffect

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A student feeds our school chickens. 

Students practice the Montessori area of Practical Life by taking care of our school chickens. 

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Students pose with puppets during readers theater.

Primary students integrate theater arts into their classroom by participating in Readers Theater. 

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Teachers spent their spring break learning at the American Montessori Conference. 

Teachers spent their Spring Break learning at the American Montessori Society Conference. 

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Students work in the school garden to gather herbs.

Students work in the school garden to gather herbs. 

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Student stands with trophy after winning the Spanish Spelling Bee.

Congrats to our two time Spanish Spelling Bee champion Ariana! 

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Kindergarten students pick-up trash around the campus.

Kindergarten students pick-up trash around the campus. #TheGISDEffect 

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Students dress old for the 100th day of school.

Students celebrate the 100th day of school. 

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A primary class shows off their STEM parachute projects.

A primary class showcases their STEM parachute projects.

Recent News

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Students in grades 3-12 have the opportunity to provide feedback for our district through the in-class survey from Sept. 26-Oct. 7.

Parent and student smile after working on their computer coding project.

The PTA hosted an amazing event for our Herfurth families that helped spark interest in coding. 

Calendar

Enjoy your Fall Break! Teachers and students will return to school on Oct. 17.

Enjoy your Fall Break! Teachers and students will return to school on Oct. 17.

Enjoy your Fall Break! Teachers and students will return to school on Oct. 17.

Enjoy your Fall Break! Teachers and students will return to school on Oct. 17.

Enjoy your Fall Break! Teachers and students will return to school on Oct. 17.

Explore GISD with us to learn about our innovative programs and find the right fit for your student.


Get ready to explore Garland ISD! Join us at the Explore GISD Expo, where families can learn about our innovative programs and find the right fit for their students. We will have staff from a variety of programs available to talk to families:

  • Magnet programs (elementary, middle school, and high school)
  • Innovative Schools of Choice
  • All middle and high schools 
  • Dallas College

If your child is in a transition year* or is interested in our special programs, we highly encourage your family to visit so that you can prepare for Choice of School. At GISD, it's your choice and journey!  #TheGISDEffect

*Transition years include incoming students moving from elementary to middle school and middle school to high school.

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Montessori
magnet program

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Art & music
classes

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Theater arts
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in classroom