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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.


We are in the process of converting to the Skyward student information system. Parent access is now available. (click here)

Enrollment Information

SASD families interested in enrolling their child at ESAA for the 2017-18 school year should complete an Intradistrict/Charter School Transfer Request Form. Families residing outside the SASD should complete an Open Enrollment Application online. Please visit the SASD Enrollment Page for more information or Susan Griffiths, Dean of School, at 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


ESAA students bring Settlers’ Stories to life


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ESAA's Mrs. Faul Named SASD Teacher of the Year

Jamie Faul 2017 As one of ESAA's upper primary teachers, Mrs. Faul takes steps every day to make sure that all students are engaged in authentic learning and deep thinking.

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ESAA Exhibitions of Learning Schedule

ESAA students look forward to sharing their learning with their school community on Monday, February 27th. Parents are encouraged to attend their child's Exhibition of Learning, and are welcome to stay to see the other projects. Students have focused on looking closely at the world around them, researching topics, creating solutions, and representing their ideas. Exhibitions of Learning are as much about their process as they are about the final product. Questions and connections are always welcome!

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MAKER Food Break
When: June 28 2017 - June 28 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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MAKER BREAK in Fountain Park
When: June 28 2017 - June 28 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Performative Making Workshop
When: June 28 2017 - June 28 2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm