Nursery Road Elementary School-Arts Magnet is full of rich tradition with a history of excellence. As an MSAP funded Arts Magnet school (Magnet Schools Assistance Program), we are the only elementary school in Lexington-Richland Five to offer media, visual, and perfoming arts with an extended arts rotation as well as Arts Integration in the general education classroom. We believe arts integration elevates the esteem of students while providing opportunities to grow as accomplished scholars and artists. Arts integration develops and connects a deeper understanding of cross-curricular content as well as boost student achievement. The MSAP grant has allowed us to extend these beliefs into studios that set the foundation of our committment of teaching elementary content through the lens of the arts.
Each studio is unique in its offerings for students. The Media Arts studio has a Mac Lab and the latest Genius 6 iPads and cameras for photography and filming. In the Visual Arts Studio, students will use pottery wheels to throw cups, bowls, and vases, and engage in collaborative works to include mix media artwork such as collages and paintings. Finally, in the Performing Arts Studios, our Champions learn choreography and technical theater in Theater and Dance; explore and play drums, keyboards, electric guitars and electric violins in Instrumental Music; and in General Music class, provide opportunities and experiences for each child to participate in school wide Winter and Spring Arts Integrated performances.We are very excited about the opportunities and offerings at Nursery Road Elementary Arts Magnet and we look forward to growing your young, budding artist!