Welcome to Havre de Grace Elementary School - a school filled with love!  We are a school servicing children from 3 years old through 5th grade.  The moment you enter our building, you will be wrapped in love - from the music playing in the lobby, to the friendly secretaries greeting you in the office, to our charismatic administrators taking you on tours and answering all of your questions.  Our classrooms are filled with enthusiastic, creative, passionate teachers seeking to create memorable moments while also pushing all of our scholars to achieve at high levels.  Our students are taught from a young age to work hard, own their mistakes, look people in the eye, take pride in their environment, persevere when things are hard, say ma'am and sir and please and thank you, and treat all the way they would want to be treated.  Each member of our school family is placed into a "House," which becomes their family for their entire time at the Grace.  Within these Houses, we earn points, play games, build relationships, and work on the core values that will help shape the character in which we become.  Families are a huge part of what makes our school so magical, and are not always welcomed, but encouraged to participate in whatever ways they can.  So click your heels three times, because you will soon find out that there is No Place like the Grace.  

What's Happening

It's that time again!  Time to start preparing for the 2020- 2021 school year.  If you are registering your child in Havre de Grace Elementary for the upcoming school year, please read this message carefully.

To comply with CDC guidelines for social distancing, all registrations will be done on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout July and August and are by appointment only from 8 am to 4:30 pm. If you are registering a kindergartener, please complete the form here and you will be emailed a sign up to come in for registration.  All other grades, please call the school at 410-939-6616 or email Ms. Ward at or Ms. Becker at to schedule an appointment.  
 ye, please bring with you the following documents to ensure your registration is complete:

  • Proof of prospective student's date of birth:  Original Birth Certificate

  • Proof of parent's identity (Photo ID - driver's license, passport)

  • Proof of parental relationship (birth certificate that identifies parent, court order, separation or divorce decree, other legal identification)

  • Proof of residency (All pages of BGE or Cable/Internet Bill)

  • Immunization Certificate

  • Record of Physical Exam

Click here for more information.  

School Data

9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
PreK a.m. session: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
PreK p.m. session: 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Ronald C. Wooden, Principal
Jennifer N. Gasdia, Assistant Principal

Facts & Figures
Facility Opened:  1949
Additions/Renovations:  1968, 1987, 1995 
School Capacity:  566
Total Enrollment:  512 (2018)
Classroom Teachers:  35 (2019)

Demographics & Assessments
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) provides school-by-school information on demographics and assessments on This site is updated annually as data becomes available.