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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 current or 2016-17 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.

Please join us at an information meeting or tour to learn more about ESAA.




Transportation is available for the 2015-2016 school year. All families with children interested in bussing should call the ESAA office 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


Announcing MAKER BREAK: A Summer Makerspace Program

We are excited to announce a free summer makerspace program developed by IDEAS Academy[ideas/] and The ARTery of The John Michael Kohler Arts Center. MAKER BREAK is a series of summer workshops and sessions that explore a wide range of making practices and activities. Participants can explore everything from circuitry and mic building at IDEAS Academy to knotsmanship and screenprinting in The ARTery.

Read more about Announcing MAKER BREAK: A Summer Makerspace Program.

ESAA Literacy Parent Connections: Reading to Children at Home from Birth to Age 8 and BeyondNew News Article

Dear Parents,

Read more about ESAA Literacy Parent Connections: Reading to Children at Home from Birth to Age 8 and BeyondNew News Article.

ESAA World Peace Games Challenge 4th and 5th Graders

Students in the 4th and 5th grades at ESAA spent time this spring participating in the World Peace Games and were guided by the essential question, “How can people better understand each other?”

Read more about ESAA World Peace Games Challenge 4th and 5th Graders.



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TEG Welcome Back Night
When: August 16 2016 - August 16 2016
Time: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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ESAA Open House
When: August 30 2016 - August 30 2016
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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ESAA Welcome Back Coffee
When: September 1 2016 - September 1 2016
Time: 7:15 am - 8:15 am