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Lincoln Center of the Arts (LCA), the “Heart of the Arts” offers families a location near downtown’s arts and cultural attractions. The school is a highly requested school where students study with and through the arts, positively impacting the academic achievement of all students. In addition to daily core academic and arts classes, LCA offers a two-way bilingual program and the opportunity to participate in high-quality school performances. The school’s resident artist program has professionals working with students and staff. LCA is connected to the neighborhood. Many students continue their arts education at Milwaukee High School of the Arts or other high schools throughout the district.

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Academic/Social Clubs & Extracurricular Activities

  • Clubs ( Chess Club, Forensics, Theater, Yearbook )
  • Extracurricular Activities ( Dance/Poms )

Advanced Academic Studies

  • Gifted and Talented

Athletics & Interscholastic Sports

  • Basketball (B/G)
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer (B/G)
  • Volleyball (B/G)

Before & After School

  • Community Learning Center ( COA Youth and Family Centers CLC )

Community Partners

  • Artists in Residence
  • CAPITA Productions
  • Marek Landscaping
  • Milwaukee Parent Institute
  • Milwaukee Public Theater
  • Milwaukee Youth Theatre
  • Robert Danner
  • Skylight Music Theatre
  • Violence Free Zone (VFZ)
  • Wild Space Dance Co.
  • Wisconsin Conservatory of Music

Comprehensive Academic Programs

  • Comprehensive Program
  • English Language Arts ( Accelerated Reading Program, Achieve 3000 )
  • World Language Classes ( Spanish )

Fine Arts

  • Art ( Drawing, Graphic Arts, Painting, Visual Arts, Visual Arts Focus )
  • Music ( Band, Band Lessons, Chorus, Drum Line, Jazz Ensemble, Marching Band, Orchestra, Orchestra Lessons )
  • Performing Arts ( Dance, Show Choir )

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School Administration

PrincipalDanita TylerRegional SuperintendentMiguel SanchezSchool Board MemberJilly Gokalgandhi School Board District District # D5School Board Member At-LargeMissy Zombor

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Grades6 - 8School Hours09:05 AM - 04:15 PMSchool TypeRegular Education RegionEastTransportationProvided citywide (walk zone excluded) View Transportation Map

Contact Information

PrincipalDanita Tyler820 E KNAPP STMILWAUKEE WI 53202Phone (414)212-3300TTY(866)
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