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ESAA Elementary School

Welcome to the Elementary School for the Arts and Academics. Our mission is that children learn in many different ways and every child learns through varied and multiple paths. Our school engages children with innovative, team-based teaching and the seamless integration of the arts with the academic. At ESAA, children learn to see the world in new ways, are encouraged to think deeply about it and wonder at its endless possibilities, thereby creating a desire to discover more.

ESAA is a school that recognizes that students learn through a variety of ways often called multiple intelligences which consist of musical intelligence, bodily-kinesthetic intelligence, logical mathematical intelligence, verbal-linguistic intelligence, spatial intelligence, interpersonal intelligence, and intrapersonal intelligence. Our philosophy of education allows students to learn through the multiple intelligences by pairing the arts and the academics. This allows students the opportunity to learn and express knowledge in a way that plays off of their strengths while still learning the skills necessary to be successful in school.

ESAA offers a rigorous academic program with a focus on innovative thinking and creative problem solving using the multiple intelligences. Students are taught and encouraged to become independent, self-directed learners in an engaging 21st century format with a focus on literacy and numeracy. Our approach allows students to make connections, to notice patterns, to analyze, and to problem solve through multiple perspectives. Students begin to learn to develop their own reasoning around concepts and ideas. A collaborative learning environment that uses visible thinking routines creates experience in articulating their thoughts and reasoning.

Enrollment Information 

SASD families interested in enrolling their child at ESAA for the 2015-2016 school year should complete an Intradistrict/Charter School Transfer Request between December 1st - February 15th. Families residing outside the SASD should complete an Open Enrollment Application online between February 2nd - April 30th. Please visit the SASD Enrollment Page for more information or contact us directly.

Transportation will be available for the 2015-2016 school year. 

Enrollment Events

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Please direct enrollment questions to Susan Griffiths, Dean of School
sgriffiths@etudegroup.org - (920) 459 - 0947

ESAA Community

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Calendar, Lunch Menu & More

The Mosaic School

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Learn more about Mosaic

The Étude Sessions

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Good Music + Good Cause


February 19th PTO meeting rescheduled for March 19th

Last Thursday we lost Liz Bloise, a long time member of our school community, to cancer. When Liz’s children attended ESAA, she was a strong participant in PTO and our school. She could be seen regularly at meetings and graciously donating her time whenever needed. Liz developed many deep friendships while at ESAA. Liz’s memorial service is being held on Thursday, February 19th. Many of our community members would like to attend. With this in mind, we are rescheduling the February 19th PTO meeting. The new meeting date will be March 19th at 6:30pm. We look forward to seeing everyone on March 19th to discuss transportation and gardening at ESAA.

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ESAA students excited about the world

ESAA Kindergarten students have been immersed in the exploration of the natural habitats of polar animals this wintery season. In the beginning, students easily began to recognize traits and characteristics of animals such as polar bears, penguins, and sea lions, however as they dove deeper, students were asked the essential question, “What Do Animals Need?” This question allowed for a range of topics such as animal habitats, the Arctic and Antarctic regions, land formations, maps, globes, life cycles of mammals, pollution, and global warming. In asking what animals need, we are in extension creating the context for broader topic that can then implement reading, writing, critical thinking, and the arts. 

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ESAA Transportation 2015-2016

Beginning in Fall 2015, The Elementary School for the Arts & Academics will offer daily transportation to and from our school.

Read more about ESAA Transportation 2015-2016.



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ESAA 4th Grade NAEP Testing
When: March 2 2015 - March 2 2015
Time: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

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Teachers' Record Day — No School
When: March 6 2015 - March 6 2015
Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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ESAA: PoLs — No School
When: March 9 2015 - March 9 2015
Time: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm