La Mesa Arts Academy currently serves 4th-8th graders. For the 2024 – 2025 school year, we will serve 5th-8th graders.

It is the goal of LMAAC to provide students with an innovative arts program where they perform in visual arts, dance, music, and theater using an interdisciplinary curriculum that develops creative talents in order to attain measurable artistic and academic excellence, while also creating opportunities that will support our underlying principle of character and leadership.

School Announcements:

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2023 – 2024 School Year

For the 2023-2024 school year, the transfer application period was held December 1, 2022, through February 15, 2023. We are currently full in all grades. You may be placed on our waitlist by completing a transfer.

If you are applying for a 7th or 8th grader, please be sure to check your address here. If LMAAC is your home school, please contact our office for more information.

Districtwide Announcements:

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District Homeless & Foster Youth Liaisons

Director of Student Supports, Jennifer Coronel
619-668-5700 x6306

District Counselor, Andrea Frost
619-668-5700 x6224

School Staff

Employment Information

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Learn About Future Grade Span Changes at Your School

We have put together an FAQ page on the grade span changes coming to LMSV. Click here to learn more.

Why You'll Love La Mesa Arts Academy

  • Underlying principle in all instruction will be an emphasis on character and leadership
  • Offer our students a rigorous and meaningful academic program infused with the arts, featuring a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, standards-based arts curriculum that promotes character, community involvement and leadership skills
  • A specialist teaches every child in core academic, elective and physical education classes
  • Students receive foundational coursework in the arts that serves as a prerequisite for future conservatory studies
  • Open to students throughout the LMSV attendance area as well as those from outlying communities in greater San Diego County

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Important Information:

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2023 – 2024 A/B Day Schedule

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Tickets for School Performances

Tickets for all school performances are sold on the La Mesa Arts Foundation website

Parents of performers please note: tickets sell out very quickly. We strongly recommend that you purchase tickets as soon as they go on sale!

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