Prospective Parent Information

  • Welcome to our wonderful school! For the 2019/2020 school year, Morningside Elementary School has two campuses: MES Main Campus (Grades 1 - 5) and the MES Kindergarten Center.

    During the summer of 2020, all grade levels at Morningside Elementary will make a temporary move to the current Inman Middle School building while our Morningside building undergoes a $17M renovation. The middle school serving the entire Grady Cluster is permanently moving when the historic David T. Howard building on John Wesley Dobbs Avenue reopens this summer as Howard Middle School.

    Morningside Elementary will remain in the Inman building (we’re calling it MES@Inman) for both the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 school years.

    We invite prospective parents in to see all our school has to offer with a tour of our main campus.  All prospective parents are welcome, regardless of your child's predicted enrollment date, but please note that tours are for adults only and we ask that you make other arrangements for children.

    Tours are held at 9:00 am at our Main Campus (1053 E. Rock Springs Rd NE, Atlanta GA 30306).  Our tours are limited to 35 participants and sign up is required.

    Please REGISTER HERE for an available tour spot.

     2019-2020 Prospective Parent Campus Tour Dates:
    Thursday, October 17, 2019
    Tuesday, December 10, 2019
    Thursday, January 9, 2020
    Thursday, March 12, 2020

    *NEW date added - Thursday, April 2, 2020

    All tours will meet just outside the front office at Morningside’s Main Campus at 9:00 am.  Please be sure to sign in in the office when you arrive.
    Parking for tour: There are very few visitor parking spots at our MES Main Campus, and they are usually full. Parking is most convenient on the neighborhood streets. Please respect no parking signs and driveways. The Haygood church parking lot is not available for MES visitors or individuals touring.


    Rising Kindergarten Registration (Kindergarten Round-Up)
    APS will announce several dates this spring for registering your rising K students. The first dates are March 9th - March 11th, 2020 during regular school hours (8am - 2:30pm) at Morningside Main Campus (1053 E. Rock Springs Rd NE, Atlanta GA 30306).  Please fill out all of the required APS documents and bring them with you to register your Kindergarten student!  Please stay tuned for more registation dates as we proceed through the Spring!

    Dolphin Splash: Wednesday, April 22, 2020
    Rising 2020-21 Kindergarten students and parents are invited to join us at the K Center at 999 Briarcliff Road on Wednesday, April 22 to meet some of our teachers, participate in fun activities and see what a Kindergarten classroom looks like! Rising K students will interact with teachers and fellow students, while parents hear from school adminstrators and current MES parents. Please sign up for a time slot: Dolphin Splash Sign Up

    Dolphin Dive-In Summer Camp: June 1-5 and June 8-12
    Dolphin Dive-In Summer Camp is back by popular demand and is a great time for rising Kindergarten students to meet some of our teachers, make new friends and have fun preparing for Kindergarten. This half-day, paid summer camp will take place June 1-5 and June 8-12 at the Morningside Main Campus at 1053 E. Rock Springs Road. Each week will have a different theme so you may sign up for one or both sessions. More details and registration links coming soon! 


    Mid-Year Registration
    To register a new student mid-year, please fill out all of the required APS documents and bring them with you to Morningside Elementary School. 

    Registration for Upcoming 2020/2021 School Year
    For information regarding registering new or returning students for the 2020/2021 school year, please refer to the Back to School page on our website.

    Please bring copies of all required documents with you to register. It is imperative that you work with us and submit all required documents. This allows us to submit accurate enrollment numbers to Atlanta Public Schools, which helps us to properly staff our school.


    PTA Prospective Parent Liaison: Kelli Hadfield