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Building Creative Minds
  • 408 Students, 53% girls/ 47% boys
  • 13:1 Student/ Teacher Ratio
  • 29 Zip Codes
  • 19% Low Income
  • 22% Racial Diversity

Why SLArts?

Salt Lake Arts Academy offers a rigorous and engaging middle school program for 5th - 8th Grade, where in addition to Math, Science and Humanities, every student experiences at least one hour of arts education, every day of the school year.
Our community is diverse and close-knit, despite coming from more than 25 zip codes throughout our valley. We are bound by our shared values of the importance of the arts in education, and our commitment to seeing young people thrive through the difficult years of adolescence. At SLArts we build a sense of belonging in each of our students, to protect and support them as they move into their teenage years.  
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Join Us

The best way to see what SLArts is all about is to visit us! We host multiple Admissions Information Nights in the Fall and Winter, before our Admissions Lottery is run in February.  
We also hold weekly tours, on Tuesday mornings at 8:30, beginning on October 1. To schedule a tour, please call the office at 801-531-1131. 
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A Day at SLArts

A student's day at SLArts will be busy, engaging and filled with challenge!  All students take one hour of Math, one hour of Science, and a two-hour block of Humanities -- this is blend of reading, writing, social studies and history.  Each student will enjoy at least one hour of an Arts class; we offer Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Arts and Digital Arts, and students enjoy additional interesting Elective classes.Traveling to field trips using public transportation, rehearsing and preparing for performances and exhibits, and performing community service projects are all part of a typical day at SLArts!

School News

New Governing Board Members Nominated

Four new Governing Board Members have been nominated to join the Board in August 2023, to serve a three-year term. Learn more about their qualifications here! To comment on a nominee, please reach out to Julie Bartel, Board Chair, [email protected].

Salt Lake Arts Academy Admissions Lottery Applications Open

The Application for admission to SLArts for the 2023-24 school year is now open. Click here to fill out an application and learn more about Admissions at SLArts. We will be accepting applications for students entering grades 5 - 8 in Fall of 2023.