Creative Schools

KID smART Creative Schools blend dance, music, poetry, drama, and visual art with academic subjects, making New Orleans classrooms more joyful and effective places to learn and teach! 

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HOW IT WORKS

Two mutually reinforcing programs form the core of our Creative Schools:

Collaborative Artist Residencies in which professional teaching artists collaborate throughout the school year with a team of teachers to deliver arts-integrated lessons.

Impact: Students involved in the arts are 4x more likely to be recognized for academic achievement and 2x as likely to graduate college.

Arts Experience in Schools (AXIS), a program where a team of teachers from each Creative School participates in year-round professional development to reinforce their work with residency artists.

Impact: Last year, 91% of participating teachers said that they were very likely to recommend AXIS to a colleague and 64% said they already had.

KID smART Creative Schools also receive:

• A budget for art supplies and arts-focused field trips for AXIS teachers and their students

• Workshops to engage your full staff or students’ families

• A discount on services: KID smART commits to fundraising 70% of the total cost so your school invests 30% and receives 100% of the value.

SEE IT IN ACTION

OUR CREATIVE SCHOOLS

This school year, KID smART is working with:

Creative Schools

Classroom Teachers

Students

Arthur Ashe Charter School
Arts Literacy with Ms. Erin
K-3rd grade

Benjamin Franklin Elementary
Music with Mr. Miller

K-5th grade

Esperanza Charter School
Visual Art with Ms. Andrea

K-8th grade

Edward Hynes Charter School
Theatre with Mr. Glazebrook

K-8th grade

International School of Louisiana – Dixon
Visual Art with Ms. Renee

K-2nd grade

International School of Louisiana – Uptown
Visual Art and Poetry with Ms. Nobile

3rd grade

International School of Louisiana – Westbank
Drama with Mr. Zeb

K-5th grade

Langston Hughes Academy
Arts Literacy with Ms. King

K-3rd grade

ReNEW Schaumburg Elementary
Theatre & Visual Art with Ms. Couch

K-8th Exceptional Students

ReNEW SciTech Academy
Theatre & Visual Art with Ms. Couch

K-8th Exceptional Students

ReNEW Therapeutic Program
Theatre with Mr. Martin

K-8th Exceptional Students

Find out how you can transform your school into a KID smART Creative School and realize the far-reaching benefits of an arts-integratedArts Integration is an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form. curriculum.

WHAT OUR PARTNERS SAY

KID smART was a key partner in helping our students engage in a real, meaningful, academically enriching way while providing an identity and morale boost for our staff. 

Creative School Principal

You guys consistently create the most amazing professional development opportunities! Throughout my four years of teaching, nothing has been as valuable as my time with KID smART.

Classroom Teacher

My teaching artist taught me to connect my life with learning. I feel more confident in myself. 

8th Grade Student

Join Us

Contact us for more information about joining the KID smART Creative Community.

Email our Executive DirectorView the Creative School levels