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George G. Blaisdell Elementary School

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George G. Blaisdell Elementary School, commonly referred to as GGB, is home to more than 660 pre-k through second grade students in the Bradford Area School District.  Our vision to to create a love of learning through strong academics, relationships, citizenship and creativity.  Together...we build smart thinkers!

Our school is named after the founder of Zippo Manufacturing Company.  George G. Blaisdell started the company in 1932 and produced the first Zippo lighter in 1933.  George G. Blaisdell was born and raised in Bradford, Pennsylvania. He loved the community in which he lived and gave back to it in numerous capacities.