Abbot Elementary School is an elementary school in the Ann Arbor Public Schools district. It is located at 2670 Sequoia Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, near Hollywood Park. Pamela Sica is the school principal.
About 300 students are enrolled in the school. All grades participate in a Nature Discovery Program at Abbot Woods. The school also holds an annual Run-A-Thon for students, families, staff and friends.
Abbot School was dedicated in October 1962. The school was named in honor of Dr. Theophilus Capen Abbot (1926-1892), a leader in the early days of public education in Ann Arbor. In 1857, Dr. Abbot became the first principal at the Ann Arbor Union School, the first public school built to serve the entire city of Ann Arbor. He later left Ann Arbor to teach at the Michigan Agricultural College in East Lansing, which later became Michigan State University. In 1863 he was appointed president of that institution, a position he held for over 20 years.
Timeline: Abbot Elementary School
- 2005: Completes outdoor renovations, including a new courtyard and entrance.
- 1990-1991: Undergoes major renovation, adding a multi-purpose room and spaces for art, music, computers and administration, and doubling the size of the media center (library).
- 1970: The school board approves new school boundaries, shifting about 10-15 students to Haisley Elementary. (From Ann Arbor News archives.)
- 1969: A sex education program is proposed for Abbot, eliciting concerns from some parents and a series of public forums. (From Ann Arbor News archives. More A2 News archives.)
- 1962: School first opens.
Principal: Pamela Sica
2670 Sequoia Parkway
Ann Arbor, MI 48103