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Esther F. Garrison
School of Arts

649 West Jones Street
Savannah, GA 31401
Phone: (912) 395-5975
(912) 201-5978

James Heater,

Hours: Bell Times
PK - 8th

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Esther F. Garrison School for the Arts is a public, dedicated arts academy that provides a specialized arts plan for our middle school students.  The program consists of stringent academic standards and high quality, professional performance.  Garrison received the School of Excellence award in 2012, became a National Blue Ribbon School in September 2015, and in October 2016 Garrison was recognized by the Arts Now Network. 

In addition to their academic studies, students participate in a variety of courses in the fine and performing arts.  Students receive individual and group instruction in specific majors:  band, orchestra, piano, vocal music, dance, theatre, and visual arts.  An emphasis is placed on fundamentals, theory, and student performance.  Garrison provides high-level academic subjects to stimulate the students' abilities and creative growth.  Garrison students are challenged throughout the curriculum, as well as in studios, workshops, and collaborative cross-disciplinary student projects.  The enthusiasm of the students and the accolades received for their performance reflect the quality of the Garrison School for the Arts' program.  

For additional information, call the main office at (912) 395-5975.  


The Online Choice Program Application for grades K-8 will be available beginning January 6, 2018. The PK Application will be available February 20, 2018.

For more information regarding Specialty Programs, the lottery process, or to find the Choice Program Application please visit:

Garrison Arts Alive! Program for Rising 6th - 8th Graders (current & prospective students):

  • September 26th, October 24th (Chorus ONLY), November 9th, 2017 and January 11th, 2018
  • Registration at the door: 4:30 - 5:00pm
  • Workshops: 5:00 - 6:15 pm

       Chorus Arts Alive Website:

Tour Dates
All tours begin promptly at 9:30 and last 45 minutes.  No reservation needed.

Elementary School Tours

  • Thursday, November 9, 2017
  • Thursday, December 7, 2017
  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Middle School Tours

  • Thursday, November 16, 2017
  • Thursday, December 14, 2017
  • Thursday, January 11, 2018

For detailed information on the Garrison School for the Arts' Academic and Audition Requirements, please click on the buttons below: