Enriched curriculum with an emphasis on Piano and the Arts

For students with an interest in classical studies, Garland ISD offers magnet programs at the elementary, middle and high school levels.

The Classical Center at Vial Elementary offers traditional elementary curriculum that has been “enriched” with writing/publishing opportunities, piano, art, theater arts, leadership development and citizenship/patriotism. The school is also one of the GISD elementary schools with a “standardized” dress code policy to enhance student pride.


  • 50 percentile+ on reading and math achievement tests
  • Pass STAAR (grades 3-5)
  • Pass all subjects on report card
  • No serious discipline issues

Qualifying students are entered into a lottery, and openings are filled in the order in which they are drawn. Students who wish to continue their “classical” education after completing the fifth grade are accepted to the Classical Center at Brandenburg Middle School provided all qualifications continue to be met.

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Ask a magnet question

For more information, contact:
Magnet programs

or contact the participating school:

Classical Center at Vial Magnet program page

How to apply

See the Application Process page for details and other application dates.