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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.

Registration Information

Registration for the 2015-2016 school year will take place at ESAA on August 5th from 1:00-7:00pm and August 6th from 7:30am - 1:00pm. Please sign up for your child's Presentations of Learning at this time. School photos will be taken during registration. Extra order forms will be available. If you are unable to have your child's photo taken during registration, there will be a photo retake day in the fall. Please contact the ESAA office in August with any questions, 459-0947.

Free and Reduced Meal Forms must be completed each year.

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 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.


Transportation will be available for the 2015-2016 school year. All families with children interested in bussing for the 2015-16 school year should complete the Transportation Request Form.


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


New ESAA teachers explore Movement and Learning

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Kindergarteners Explore Where Food Comes From

“We really want kids to get that experiential learning,” kindergarten teach...

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The Étude Group At The Levitt Amp Music Series

The Étude Group will be participating in the August 20th Levitt Amp Sheboygan Music Series presented by the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. This is a free, outdoor music series that features local food trucks and national music acts. The evening will feature music performances by IDEAS Academy students, Asiah Davis - Williams, Bayden Dassler, Kelsey Fick, Paris Wolf and Hannah Olmedo from 5:00 - 5:25 p.m. and Drew Fredrichsen’s band The Jetty Boys at 5:30 p.m. Additionally, Étude Group staff and students will lead interactive workshops in poetry, engineering, drama, and more starting at 5:00 p.m. until the headliner begins at 7:00 p.m. Please bring a blanket or chairs and join us on the lawn near our Étude tent.

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Evenings at ESAA - School Culture
When: September 22 2015 - September 22 2015
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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ESAA Parent Coffee
When: September 25 2015 - September 25 2015
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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Picture Re-Take Day
When: October 6 2015 - October 6 2015
Time: 8:30 am - 9:30 am