Peoria Public Schools

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Fine Arts

Fine arts education is a vital part of the curriculum at all grade levels and is designed to offer programs (cross-curricular teaching and performance-based groups) that will help children succeed in school,life, and work.  All schools offer art,instrumental and vocal instruction through an approved curriculum. Roosevelt and Peoria High also offer dance and drama.

  • Instruction in general music is offered in grades K-6
  • Instruction in instrumental music is offered in grades 5-12
  • Instruction in vocal music is offered in grades 5-12
  • Instruction in visual arts is offered in grades K-12
  • Instruction in dance is offered K-8 at Roosevelt School and Peoria High School
  • Instruction in drama is offered 5-8 at Roosevelt School, Peoria High School, and Richwoods High School

Opportunities are available for our student artists to showcase their skills in various venues throughout the community.  Numerous partnerships exist with civic and fine arts community organizations that help to ensure promotion of the arts in Peoria Public Schools, as well as life long appreciation and participation in the arts.

Peoria Public Schools also offers enriched fine arts courses of study to families who desire an educational environment that utilizes multiple approaches to learning with a fine arts focus.  Enrollment and participation are contingent upon a successful application and audition process.

  • Roosevelt Magnet School for the Visual and Performing Arts
    Grades K-8
    1704 W. Aiken Avenue 672-6574
    Jamie Brown, Principal
  • The Preparatory School for the Arts, housed at Peoria High School
    Grades 9-12
    1615 N. North Street 672-6630
    Brett Elliott, Principal
  • The Peoria Jazz AllStars
    811 S. Griswold 672-6600

For more information, please contact Dan Hiles, Fine Arts Facilitator, at the Fine Arts Office located in Roosevelt School:

309-672-6756