Students enrolled 69
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School leader Amy Wadsworth
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District Salt Lake Arts Academy
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844 South 200 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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(801) 531-1173
(801) 531-7726
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5 stars
Based on 34 ratings

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March 27, 2014
I am currently in my fourth and final year at the Salt Lake Arts Academy and have had an amazing experience. I do get a large amount of homework, but then again I am such an overkill on work and I think that if students don't fall behind it is easily doable. Class sizes are small, teachers are totally AWESOME, and the arts and core classes are well taught. Despite what some other reviews have said I have quite a lot of trouble finding bullying in our school and the thievery problem ended two years ago. In one instance of bullying that I witnessed, it was the only one I have ever seen, the bullying was minor and as it turned out the kid getting bullied had done something first. I love this school and am super sad to leave it. SLARTS IS SO AMAZING!!

- submitted by a community member
November 12, 2013
I have two children Salt Lake Arts Academy. The teachers are caring and kind. The curriculum is engaging. The arts are fantastic.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2013
My daughter just started at Salt Lake Arts Academy this school year. We have been overwhelmed with the creative and academic energy of this school. I love that they understand that kids can get lost in a middle school environment. They have created groups made up of a teacher advisor and students. They've eaten lunch together for the first few weeks. They talk about social issues and watch out for each other. The school is academically challenging as well as focusing on the arts and social issues. I appreciate that she can also take a foreign language after school while she is still young and excited. We are very happy with our decision to have our daughter enter as a 5th grader.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2013
We have thoroughly loved having our kids at this school. Our kids have progressed so much in their education. My daughter went to West High School and was so far ahead of the other kids. We had to put her in Honors classes just so she would keep busy. I wish all schools were this good. Parents and facility have been awesome. Before our kids started at SLARTS they were in another title one school and the parents didn't care didn't come to parent teacher meetings. The only time the parents came was when an activity fed them or gave away something for free. At SLARTS, almost every parent comes to the meetings with teachers. Parents want to be involved and helpful in their kids education. Again the Teachers and the Principle have been very supportive and helpful. They want to see your kid succeed as much as you do. I love this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2013
Unfortunately my child received relentless bullying at this school. We have taken my child out of the school. The administration and faculty have blinders on and dont want to see the reality of what was happening. There is a very much " not at this school" attitude. The Arts Academy is not as progressive and culture tolerant as they would like you to believe.

- submitted by a parent
December 28, 2012
I love how much attention my daughter is able to receive--she's not falling through the cracks like she was in our neighborhood school, and the teachers and principal are more than willing to work with her, and her emotional and metal developmental levels, to ensure her success. My right-brained, creative daughter is thriving.

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2012
The Salt Lake Arts Academy is a wonderfully vibrant and diverse community with teachers, staff, and leadership, and therefore students, who consistently embrace individuality and the human quest to learn. The school is the best I have seen with respect to embracing and implementing progressive thoughts and applications of learning and teaching style. Combined with a philosophy that embraces the community in which we live as an integral part of education, this school is second to none.

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2012
Our son started at SLARTS in the fall. He chose to leave his great elementary school because he was so enthused about what SLARTS had to offer and was ready for a middle school experience. He is absolutely thrilled. He loves his teachers and is doing well academically. We are excited for him and from most of what we've seen so far, the school has a wonderful mix of strong academics, many creative outlets and a wonderful community.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2012
This is our fourth year with Slarts. Our family has enjoyed every year. The teachers, staff, and administration are professional, compentent, and compassionate. The atmosphere at the school is positive, inviting and a safe enviroment to try new things and have an experience with all the arts. The teachers are wonderful in the methods they use to teach the core consepts in exciting and engaging ways that challenge their student to look beyond the fact and figures of memorizing the needed information to pass a test. Thanks Slarts for giving us a choice in education our students have benefited from your vision to have the arts as an important and vital part of education.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2012
Our child is in his 2nd year at SLARTS and we have been very happy. The academics have integrity, but also integrate creativity; I also love the student involvement in the SLC community for cultural, service, and educational experiences. The smaller size creates a stronger sense of community. Our child was doing fine in the public school but he has a much greater sense of belonging at SLARTS.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2012
My daughter started at SLARTS last year for 5th grade and is back again this year. I couldn't believe that week after week she'd come home thrilled with her day and excited for the next. Her teachers are excellent at using a variety of mediums to teach their material - language arts uses music to learn poetry, history uses arts, etc. It's great for engaging her active mind! The staff is always looking for new opportunities for the students and I love their monthly community service days. They really get the kids out and involved in the local community! Driving her across the valley is worth it for this great school :-)

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2012
SLARTS has kept my child engaged and looking forward to going to school each day. I love that my child can experience music and other arts, while being academically challenges in humanities, math and science, and still have time for PE 2-3 times each week. The school's teachers and leadership are outstanding.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2012
Our family has been at SLARTS for 2 years and both kids have been challenged to learn in such creative ways that keep them excited to go to school every day. Teachers know their students which in today's overcrowded schools, is invaluable. Their test scores are some of the best in the Salt Lake Valley. A great choice for your 5th-8th grader!

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2012
Office Manager of the Salt Lake Arts Academy is on top of EVERYTHING. 7th Grade Humanities teacher, Legate, leads and cares for the kids as if they were all hers.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2012
My wife and I have been very pleased with SLARTS. It has exceeded our expectations. I like the after school activities too.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2012
The Salt Lake Arts Academy is certainly an oasis in the world of middle school education. The teachers care about the students and the students treat their faculty like rock stars. We fell lucky to be enrolled - what more can be said!

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2012
My daughter really appreciates the art experience and the opportunities to go into the community. I appreciate the high accademic standards and the low teacher to student ratios that let the teachers know their students.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2012
The teachers are passionate and it shows. I am grateful to have found such an amazing school. My 5th grader loves school!

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2012
We are so fortunate to be a part of this special school. The involvement with the arts mixed in with a day of core classes has been so wonderful for my kids. And the teachers clearly feel passionate about what they are doing and are happy to be at work at this great school. Yay for SLARTS!

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2012
This school is great!!! This is my daughters first year attending SLArts, and she is the happiest she has ever been in school. This last semester she made the high honor role for the first time ever, and tells me all the time how much she loves it there!!!! The classes are very involved, and the teachers make it fun for the kids to learn! I haven't regretted once putting her in SLArts

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2012
My son used to complain about going to school. Now he doesn't. He is engaged and challenged. Teachers, Principal are super.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2012
We have the last of three boys attending the school presently. We love it because of the exposure the children get. Besides the normal curriculum of math, English, science, etc., that you get at any school, the arts side of this school is what really sets it apart. The fact that the children are exposed to plays, ballets, museum exhibits, public transportation and the like, I feel gives them a head up as they enter high school. We love it!

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2012
This is our 2nd year at SL Arts and it has been a great choice for my daughter. She is engaged, challenged and happy. Her teachers really know her and both teachers and administration are very responsive to concerns and suggestions. It is a caring school community and very open to unique and creative children. SL Arts is very committed to making the middle school years easier to get through and a time that kids strengthen their love of learning.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2012
This is an excellent school. Our son has flourished there through interactions with committed, passionate and skilled teachers, and terrific leadership from the principal. There is immediate attention to all community issues that arise and students are expected (and encouraged) to be good community members. It's a unique education. Creativity + excellence.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2012
Salt Lake Arts Academy has been a perfect fit for my 5th Grade Boy. He is happy and motivated to be in school. His academic performance has increased and so has his confidence. He can't wait to get to school to learn and interact with his teachers. The teachers are engaged and the principal and staff provide leadership and guidance in a setting that encourages independence while nurturing the students. I can not say enough good things about the Salt Lake Arts Academy. I am so pleased in every way.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2012
I love this school. My 5th grader was not being challenged enough at her other school and now I feel she is. When I went to her Parent Teacher Conference, I heard nothing but positive things about my daughter, whereas with the other school, they were always so negative because my daughter "talks" more than the average child. But Salt Lake Arts Academy's teachers said that it was a positive thing that she is so social. I HIGHLY recommend this school to anyone, very good school!!

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2012
I've had five children attend the Arts Academy. My oldest one (now a high school senior) repeatedly says that all of high school math has been a breeze because of Ms. Simms. The principal, Ms. Wadsworth, shows her genuine concern for each student by taking the time to review and write a little note on each report card. Wow!

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2012
This school has the most dedicated and amazing administrator who knows each child and is genuinely concerned about their welfare.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2012
We have just finished out my son's 4 years at the Salt Lake Arts Academy and my daughter has just started there. My son has excelled his first term in high school because of how prepared SLArts made him. He entered SLArts feeling alone and directionless and left SLArts confident and driven. We could not have asked for a more productive and transformative middle school experience.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2012
We had a huge problem with student bullying, theft and teachers flying off the wall, breaking things in the classroom, making students cry and not preventing bullying. If you were not in the "in crowd" you were not treated with kindness or respect like parents who donated a lot of time and $$$ to the school.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2010
Great Art program and the teachers are Awesome!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
Amazing teachers that let the kids be creative and engaged in their learning

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
I've been really happy with the progress my child has made this year at the Arts Academy. He is super motivated and happy to go to school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
The Salt Lake Arts Academy offers a healthy balance of academics and arts. My child loves all of the teachers and feels confidence in his abilities to be creative, successful, and to express himself as an 'Out-Of-The-Box' thinker.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
It sounds counter-intuitive that the Arts Academy has the best math and science teachers/programs around, but they do! That is why it is the best fit for BOTH of my children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
Hands on teachers and principal. Involved parents! Helping the community with service projects. Great music and arts!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
The Salt Lake Arts Academy is a truly amazing school. The students receive a superb education in math, science and humanities but also get to incorporate and experience all the arts. They have the ability to express themselves through art, music, dance and drama while get a top notch education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
They help the kids use and grow their natural incredible talent in a challenging and nurturing environment.

- submitted by a community member
October 22, 2009
The Arts Academy is the best school ever! it's hands on learning and full of activities. everyone has a chance to do what they want. there is a lot of freedom and learning. teachers make any subject fun,and can explain anything in a non-confusing explanation.

- submitted by a student
August 20, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 17, 2008
Fun School very challenging lots of homework good arts program nice teachers but lots of drama between the students

- submitted by a student
April 04, 2008
this is the best school I have ever gone to. I have never been this excited about school.I wish this was the only school I had to go to. We have lots of fun party's all the time.This is the first year I have been at this school.

- submitted by a student
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Salt Lake Arts Academy
844 South 200 East, Salt Lake City, UT  84111
(801) 531-1173
Last modified Salt Lake Arts Academy is a Charter school that serves grades 5-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Salt Lake Arts Academy Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 42 reviews.