Unit 4 Magnet Schools
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Today we become Confident.

What’s special about us?

Stratton Arts Academy in downtown Champaign teaches the elementary-school core curriculum through an arts lens, including visual art, music, drama, and dance. Kids can pursue their choice of artistic expression, and gain exposure to professional artists and opportunities to perform.

We foster through self-expression and persistence today that results in tomorrow’s big-picture thinkers and career-ready leaders.

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We’re a magnet school

Centered around rigorous learning themes like the arts, leadership, and more, Magnet Schools focus on real-life preparation, teamwork, project-based learning, and community engagement.

Magnet Schools attract families from all backgrounds, races, and achievement levels. Regardless of where you live in the Unit 4 district, you can choose an elementary or middle Magnet School — they’re free and open to all students.

Features at Stratton

  • Arts integration is infused with core curriculum
  • Students participate in choice-based art studios
  • Collaborative projects with community organizations
  • Artist-in-residence program
  • Gifted education classes (2-5)
  • ESL program
  • English-French dual language program

Inside Stratton Academy of the Arts

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Get a feel for whether Stratton is a good fit for your child with a visit to our school.

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