My son used to complain about going to school. Now he doesn't. He is engaged and challenged. Teachers, Principal are super.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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!
This school has the most dedicated and amazing administrator who knows each child and is genuinely concerned about their welfare.
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.
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.
Amazing teachers that let the kids be creative and engaged in their learning
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.
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.
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.
Hands on teachers and principal. Involved parents! Helping the community with service projects. Great music and arts!
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.
They help the kids use and grow their natural incredible talent in a challenging and nurturing environment.
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.
Fun School very challenging lots of homework good arts program nice teachers but lots of drama between the students
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