• Welcome to the Smith Learning Community.  We believe every person plays a valuable role in the education of today's youth.  By partnering community members and businesses with our teachers, parents and students, we are able to create a strong team focused on the growth of our students.  

    Smith Elementary's educational mission is to develop a positive and nurturing learning community that helps develop inquisitive students with strong social-emotional skills. Our students are internationally-minded reflective learners who know they can take action for positive change in the world. Come THRIVE in our hive!

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    Students who participate in our IB PYP magnet program get priority to continute their IB education through 12th grade.

    Smith PYP to East Garner MYP to Garner High CP/DP

     Students who participate in our Spanish Dual-Language Immersion magnet program get priority to continue their DL education through 12th grade.

     Smith Elementary to Dillard Drive Middle to Athens Drive High




    All students at Smith participate in our International Baccalaureatte PYP magnet theme.  IB PYP focuses on inquiry-based learning that incorporates global awareness through investigation. LEARN MORE

    Rising kindergarteners have the option to apply to our Spanish Dual-Language Immersion program.  Students in this program will receive 50% of core instruction in Spanish and to develop fluency in both English and Spanish.  These students will still get to participate in the IB PYP theme.  LEARN MORE (Apply Today)


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