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At The Arts Based School, our approach to teaching and childhood development is designed to support all children. We deliver a rigorous academic program, following the NC Standard Course of Study, integrated deeply with the arts: music, dance, visual art, and theater. Our curriculum is inherently interdisciplinary and project-based, with culminating experiences of exceptional depth and scope at every grade level. We believe that the arts are innately powerful forms of learning and self-expression for all children.

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Community Food Drive: December 13 Featured Photo

Community Food Drive: December 13

Happy Giving Tuesday, everyone! On this global day of generosity, we are happy to announce a canned food drive in partnership with our friends and neighbors at Lloyd Presbyterian Church.
How We Do It and Why Featured Photo

How We Do It and Why

Twenty years ago, in the brand new Arts Based Elementary School, I taught 3rd grade in an enormous room filled with light, thirteen children, and not much more. We managed to collect enough tables and chairs, but there was lots of open space. (That was good for dancing!) There was an old beater of a piano too, perhaps donated by a parent.

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