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. 

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

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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.

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