Snow Pond Arts Academy aims to provide a transforming experience for students with a high quality, comprehensive, college preparatory academic and performing arts education in an inclusive, nurturing, and culturally rich environment. Located on a 40-acre campus on Messalonskee Lake (aka Snow Pond) in Sidney, the picturesque setting provides the ideal environment for learning.
SPAA will be dedicated to academic excellence, commitment to the performing arts, leadership, integrity, and a virtuous code of conduct, all of which prepare students to meet the demands of a contemporary world through thoughtful attention to curriculum, culture, and civic responsibilities.
SPAA will serve grades 9-12. For the academic year 2016-17 students entering the 9th or 10th grade may attend, with another grade added in each of the 2 subsequent years. The performing arts curriculum in music, theater and dance will include: lessons, technique classes, small and large group ensembles, comprehensive courses in theory, history, and more. SPAA students will be more than musicians and artists; they will be prepared for a lifetime of learning, leadership and active citizenship.