My daughter began attending SRAA last year. She is now in first grade. I have been SO impressed with the committment of the teachers and the staff. I LOVE that she is getting a well-rounded education with the arts curriculum. It is wonderful that she can get such a great education and we can still live close to town.
Saluda River Academy for the Arts is a public elementary school in West Columbia. The principal of Saluda River Academy for the Arts is Tonya Fryer. 407 students go to Saluda River Academy for the Arts and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 64% of the 407 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Saluda River Academy for the Arts is 14:1. South Carolina Connections Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.
- Drawing painting
- Theater drama
- Martial arts self defense
- P.E. classes
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My son went to kindergarten here this year. I was very concerned at first because he is energetic but his teachers helped him learn to manage that and he has excelled throughout the school year. This is a wonderful school with an excellent staff. I wish we could stay at this school through fifth grade!
We have moved throughout our school district several timnes throughout the years and have truly found our home at Saluda River. The staff and families are phenomenol. The school is quaint and everyone is very involved with continuing the success of the school.
My son has attended SRAA since Kindergarten and he is now in 3rd grade. The school has a wonderful balance between standardized education and the arts. He has weekly classes in drama art music computer and physical education. After-school programs in the arts (dance chorus etc.) martial arts and 'Mad Science' keep each quarter exciting and new. Parent participation is well coordinated and active with both working parents and those who don't work outside the home - mothers and fathers! The staff from the principal to the custodial staff all know my son's name and greet him warmly every time they see him. He has prospered and bloomed from a very shy child into someone who is both interested and interesting. We love this school and everyone in it!