News & Announcements

ABS K-2nd Graders to Host Idina Menzel

We are delighted to announce that on September 23, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd graders at ABS North and ABS South will have the chance to meet Tony award-winning actress Idina Menzel! (We can hardly believe it!!)

Arts Based School to Open Second Location

PRESS RELEASE - The public charter school, now in its 20th year of operations, adds a new location in Happy Hill to expand access to joyful learning through the arts.

6th Grade Band

This week, while Mrs. Hedgecock's class became better acquainted with clarinets, Mrs. Christian's class took on trumpets...

Peter & The Wolf

The annual collaboration between the Arts Based School's Kindergarten class and UNCSA's The Pluck Project for Peter & the Wolf is one of our very favorite moments of the year.

6th Grade Math & Science Dances

Each year ABS sixth graders perform a fresh take on an ABS tradition: dancing math and science concepts... at SECCA... in front of a live audience.

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

“You can’t really imagine music without technology.” - Brian Eno

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.

How We Do It and Why

“The kids will be about it the way you are about it.”
- Old ABS adage

How We Do It and Why

“Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin.” - John Lubbock
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