We were attracted to this school because it was in our neighborhood and offered our daughter the opportunity to learn a second language, Cantonese. We couldn't be happier with the school, the principle, the teachers, and the community! The teachers are passionate about teaching and communicate proactively with parents. The small class sizes allow students to get the individual support they need. We love the principal who sets a very positive tone by modeling acceptance and respect for all students, teachers and parents. She truly cares about and gets to know each and every student. We are also fortunate to have a family liaison specialist, social worker, and literacy specialist on campus to support students. Our favorite thing about Garfield is the community! There is an incredible diversity of cultures and backgrounds represented at the school. And the very active Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) brings together families to build community and raise funds to enrich the lives of our students. This school is truly a hidden gem!