As Kentucky’s only public elementary magnet school focused on the performing arts, the Lincoln Elementary Performing Arts School (LPAS) offers students a range of arts instruction, including Orff Instrumental, Vocal, Piano, Dance (ballet, modern, tap, and creative movement), and Drama (improvisation, mimicry, pantomime, role-playing, and storytelling). Primary Program students receive instruction in all five areas. Fourth- and fifth-grade students choose two areas of focus for the school year and also may join band and orchestra.
LPAS also emphasizes a strong academic program in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. The school’s performing arts curriculum complements the instruction in core subjects while offering a thorough exploration of the performing arts through an integrated, multisensory approach to learning. The facilities at LPAS are unique, attractive, state-of-the-art spaces that provide the best artistic learning environment possible. In January 2012, LPAS unveiled its 40,000-square-foot performing arts wing. This space includes a 200-seat black box theater, two dance studios, a drama room, a piano lab, vocal and instrumental rooms, and a visual arts room.
Community partnerships with leading arts groups provide unique experiences and instruction. Students experience professional performances both in school and at outside venues, such as the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. Professional instructors from several organizations, including the Louisville Ballet, StageOne Family Theatre, and Presto Strings!, provide after-school instruction. Performers and visual artists often serve in-school residencies. Visit the school's website for more information on the Lincoln admissions policy and application process.