Two minutes at: Abbot Elementary

Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of two-minute videos offering a quick glimpse into one of AAPS’ 32 schools. At AAPS, our vision is Every Child. Every Day. Every one fully sees, values, and celebrates each child for exactly who they are, the gifts and strengths they bring to this world.

Video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor

Abbot Elementary is a Y5-fifth grade school with a proud focus on literacy, providing a balanced curriculum for all students, and commitment to teaching the life skills to encourage lifelong learning.

Located at 2670 Sequoia Parkway, the school opened in 1962. It was named for Theophilus Abbot, who in 1857, became the first principal at the Ann Arbor Union School—the first public school built to serve the entire city of Ann Arbor.

A major renovation to the building in 1990 added a multi-purpose room, doubled the size of the library, and added spaces for art, music, computers, and administration. Outdoor renovations in 2005 included a new courtyard.

In addition to 322 students, the school boasts the daily presence of a much-loved therapy dog named Star.

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