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  • The Lanier Experience

    Sidney Lanier Expressive Arts Vanguard features a wide selection of arts classes for students. Fourth through sixth graders choose two of six arts electives (orchestra, piano, band, dance, visual arts and theater). Seventh through eighth graders focus on one art class in preparation for high school and auditions at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.

    Students in all grades receive rigorous academic experiences in a workshop format as well as traditional instruction in a broad range of arts classes.

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     The application window is now open for students interested in joining the Sidney Lanier Expressive Arts Vanguard family. Click here to apply!


    Why Choose Lanier?

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    Student Learning Highlights

    • AVID College Prep Program
    • Pre-K for 4 year-olds
    • K-5 Two-Way Dual Language Program
    • Learning Garden
    • TAG
    • Athletics
    • Dallas Symphony Orchestra Young Strings
    • Chess Club
    • Garden Club
    • Girl Scouts
    • Math Club
    • Science Club