Arts Academy Charter Elementary & Middle School Mission & Vision
Our mission is to provide a rich & comprehensive educational program for full-day Kindergarten through 4th grade & a Middle School for students in grades 5-8. We do this by employing an intensive artistic immersion program. A rigorous & traditional academic program will be enhanced with rich, varied, weekly experiences in dance, instrumental music, visual art, vocal music, theatre & musical theatre. Each student will be provided with a broad introduction to the arts, in order to enhance their future academic success.
Our Plan & Our Model
We plan to replicate the educational models we developed in the Lehigh Valley. In 2003 we opened a Performing Arts High School in Bethlehem. In September of 2012 we opened a Middle School in Salisbury. In 2015 we opened a K-5 Elementary School in Allentown. In September of 2017 we are opening another Elementary school in Easton for K-5.
Students in Grades K-4 will receive 2-3 hours of artistic training each & every school day. All students will receive training in all of the Arts, listed above. No try outs or auditions are required, but we want students & parents to hold a special interest or enthusiasm for the arts. We will accept & fully educate all students, regardless of background or disability.
Students in Grades 5-8 will receive 3 hours of artistic instruction in one or two specific areas. Modified auditions will be required for the Middle School component. In accordance with state & charter law. We will accept & fully educate all students, regardless of background or disability.
The founder, Dr. Lubben, has successfully opened up three art focused charter
schools in the Lehigh Valley. He began working on a charter school in
1996, while the law was still under discussion. He opened the Lehigh
Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts in 2003,
after serving as their Superintendent until 2010. Dr. Lubben proceeded
to open a 5-8 Middle School for the Arts in Salisbury in 2012. In September,
2015 Dr. Lubben opened a K-5 Arts Academy Elementary School in Allentown.
In September of 2017 we will open our K-5 Easton Arts Academy Charter
1504 Hill Road - Reading, PA 19602