Hartfield 56

Hartfield Academy realizes that during 5th and 6th grade, a child’s time of development is of extraordinary growth and change. Not only physically, emotionally, socially, and academically but spiritually as well.
Your child will be forming their identity as they learn to embrace their talents and interests. As a parent, we understand that you want to offer them more than just the best learning experience. You want to offer them a supportive environment where they will be mentored, loved, and valued. You can rest assured as your child may struggle with identity, purpose, and acceptance, our staff is walking alongside them consistently encouraging them in God’s plan for their life.
Our Hartfield 56 program isn’t just about academics with a biblical worldview that prepares students for junior high, high school, and college; it’s also about giving them the solid foundation needed to walk through life and grow their relationships confidently in who they are and how God specifically created them. 

Academic Life

Hartfield 56 is designed to make the transition to Junior High easier for both the student and parent. It is a gradual transition to Junior High, where students remain with only 5th and 6th grade students but continue to rotate through classes and experience learning from different teachers. This allows us to incorporate learning strategies like organization, time management, and digital citizenship so that students learn how to be responsible for their own education.

Students will have core classes; Bible, History, Language Arts, Math, and Science; and will also rotate through different electives each nine weeks. Our classrooms are set for a traditional learning environment with hands-on learning activities.

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  • What is Hartfield 56?

    Hartfield 56 is a program for Hartfield’s 5th and 6th grade students to learn and practice foundational academic, emotional, and spiritual skills that prepare them for Junior High and beyond. This hybrid program of Lower and Upper Schools will have an intentional focus on student development as they transition from childhood into adolescence.
  • Is there a specific leader for Hartfield 56?

    We are thrilled to have Deanna Elliott lead Hartfield 56! Mrs. Elliott is a former teacher and assistant principal who has served Hartfield students and families for 11 years. With over 25 years in education, Deanna brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm to this unique program, as well as a love for the students, parents, and teachers.
  • I thought we already had this with Elevate 6, what's different?

    We created Elevate 6 for our 6th graders five years ago with this model in mind. Based on our observation and research, we determined there is an opportunity for an even more targeted and expanded approach.  We have come to believe that a longer period of time (2 grades) and a Principal with a singular focus on this age group during these formative years will give these students the most optimal experience.
  • Why are we making this change?

    Students experience tremendous change from Lower School to Upper School! Hartfield desires for our students to have a program to focus specifically on student and parents' needs of this age. We want to come alongside our students and parents during these years to make this transition smooth and provide a stable foundation for growth.
  • Where will Hartfield 56 students be located on campus?

    Our 5th and 6th graders will be in the space where the current middle school resides.  In preparation for Hartfield 56, this area will be renovated and updated as a part of our current building program to best meet the needs of our 5th and 6th graders. 

Meet Our Staff

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    Deanna Elliott 

    Hartfield 56 Principal


8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Beyond the Classroom

Hartfield Academy is fully accredited by both the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the MidSouth Association of Independent Schools (MAIS), the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Southern Association of independent Schools (SAIS).