My son is in 2nd grade and my daughter will be in kindergarten. We live in the neighborhood and love walking to school and meeting up with all of their classmates on the way. Principal Hutcheson is excellent and makes every effort to hear and address both students' and parents' concerns. The teachers are great as well, and have challenged and nurtured my son each year. Extra opportunities for more challenging work in the gifted and talented program have kept my son even more engaged in school. The IB World program is unique and beneficial to students at all grade levels. Briargrove Elementary is a great neighborhood school with a good sense of community and academic excellence.