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Arts Magnet Program

Your child's time to shine

A passion for the arts

Birch Grove Elementary School for the Arts is a national award-winning magnet school where students learn through their passion for the arts every day. Scholars at Birch Grove have opportunities to explore music, drama and visual arts in a warm, welcoming and safe environment.

Students at Birch Grove Elementary receive 150 more minutes of arts instruction (per six-day cycle) than students at other schools. This means children can delve deeper into important arts-related concepts that will set them up for success in middle and high school.

Opportunities to expand learning

At Birch Grove, staff coordinate many opportunities for scholars to go deeper in their arts education, including:

  • Drama and art instruction offered weekly
  • Band, choir and orchestra
  • Instruction in stringed instruments beginning in third grade
  • Birch Grove and Company Arts Troupes
  • Annual spring musical
  • Birch Grove TV
  • Elective courses
  • Arts experiences made possible by grants from District 279 Foundation


Apply for enrollment

Birch Grove Elementary is a member of the Northwest Suburban Integration School District (NWSISD) magnet school program, which includes seven area school districts in the northwest metro. Families with children interested in attending Birch Grove should submit an application through NWSISD; the first priority deadline is Dec. 31.


Main Contact

Stephanie Vleck
Arts Curriculum Integration Coordinator
Main Office: 763-561-1374