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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 will be from 1:00pm - 7:00pm on Wednesday, August 3rd and from 7:30am - 1:30pm on Thursday, August 4th. School pictures will also be taken at registration. We ask for your help in signing up for the Family Email List prior to registration. Computers and staff will be available at registration to help with these forms, as needed. If you are unable to attend registration on August 3rd or 4th, please call the ESAA Office at 459-0947.

Enrollment Information

SASD families interested in enrolling their child at ESAA for the current or 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.

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


Transportation is available for the 2016-2017 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


Connections: Building Community at ESAA

If school is about helping students understand the world around them, it makes a  great deal of sense to start the school year helping students better understand themselves as friends, learners, teachers, and leaders. With this in mind, ESAA teachers Rachel Pekarek and Jamie Faul created a school wide plan to build community during the first weeks of school. We began the year using this plan to provide students and teachers with the time and space to make connections not only in their classrooms, but throughout the school and in the community. The following are some highlights from our first two days of school.

Read more about Connections: Building Community at ESAA.

MAKER Break at Sheboygan Summer Music Series

MAKER Break, the creative makerspace program developed by The Étude Group’s IDEAS Academy and The ARTery of the John Michael Kohler Art Center, was a featured program at the August 11th Levitt Amp Sheboygan Summer Music Series. 

Read more about MAKER Break at Sheboygan Summer Music Series.

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.



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Mosaic STAR360 Testing: Math
When: October 2 2016 - October 4 2016
Time: 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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ESAA - Picture Retake Day
When: October 4 2016 - October 4 2016
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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Mosaic STAR360 Testing: Reading
When: October 5 2016 - October 7 2016
Time: 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm