Our Story

Mission & Vision

Syracuse Arts Academy provides a challenging, differentiated curriculum where academic excellence, character development, and individual growth are nurtured in a safe, orderly, and pleasant environment. SAA develops respectful, confident citizens in a solid educational environment enriched by artistic expression. 

The instruction program is enhanced by a comprehensive focus on the Arts to demonstrate proficiency through performance. Such thematic emphasis serves to support the educational goals of the school and further the academic success of students.

Proud to uphold these standards and practices:

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  • Sets high expectations for all students.
  • Offers private school quality with no tuition.
  • Requires a dress code to ensure an orderly learning environment.
  • Provides a community atmosphere where every child will be successful.
  • Insists on increased accountability from teachers, parents, and students.
  • Provides the core curriculum as outlined by the Utah Office of Education



Syracuse Arts Academy Develops respectful, confident citizens in a solid educational environment enriched by artistic expression.

Belief Statement

How did we get here?

The Utah State Board of Education approved the charter application for Syracuse Arts Academy K-6 in 2005 and our school on Antelope Drive opened our doors in the fall of 2006. Recognition of our quality education matched with a high demand from the community prompted the opening of grades 7-9 in 2009. Applications were soon overflowing and it was determined that we needed a second K-6 Campus. The “North Campus” on SR-193 was opened in 2015. 

Although each building is unique, the Syracuse Arts Academy vision is the same: “SAA develops respectful, confident citizens in a solid educational environment enriched by artistic expression”. We are proud to be well established and provide a proven quality of education in our community.

Our Mascot

Fortis the Dragon

During the 2006-07 school year, the first students to attend SAA participated in a school mascot contest. Many designs were submitted by the students, and a winner was chosen: Syracuse Arts Academy Dragons. The winning mascot was then re-designed by SAA parent Todd Harris, a professional Disney artist.

In 2014, a dragon's claw holding a medallion became a part of our school logo, representing the older students as well as the younger. With the generous help of Deanna Reeves, Jr. High Art Teacher, and Ben Borchert, a long-time parent volunteer, a new academic logo was also developed, which represents everything great about Syracuse Arts Academy.

The school also added a live mascot in 2014: Fortis, meaning brave, strong, courageous, and powerful - the perfect representative for Syracuse Arts Academy.

  • Nov28
    Wizard of Oz rehearsal
  • Nov29
    Glee Club (music rm)/Small Scale Singers (gym)
  • Nov30
    Wizard of Oz rehearsal
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