Jordan Lake School of the Arts

1434 Farrington Road
Apex, NC 27523
Tel: (919)387-9440
Grades: K-12 | 28 students
Whether we are painting, creating topiaries, putting on a play, or using many of the other art forms, students are provided with a safe and non judgmental environment to express, create, and develop dynamic thinking skills.
With a multi-sensory approach children are guided through activities that enhance gross and fine motor skills as well as provide for communication and social skills development along with our core curriculum.
Children benefit from a compassionate environment and long term friendships that are accepting as well as from our program of experiential learning.
We follow and integrated curriculum that meets NCSOS standards with advanced coursework.
We honor every child's unique gift and talent and encourage them to be the best they can be, Inclusion for gifted and those on the autism spectrum is our specialty.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Autism Spectrum and out of the box thinkers
Year Founded 2009

Student Body

Total Students 28 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Jordan Lake School of the Arts Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 8 students
Number of AP Courses 12 courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $12,900
Tuition Notes Ticket purchase and fundraising required
Admissions Director Beth Kuklinski
Admissions Associate Beth Kuklinski


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art, Care of Horses and Horseback Riding, Community learning, Dance, Outdoor Education program, Theater, Yoga, music Art, Dance, Theater, Yoga, music, Care of Horses and Horseback Riding,
Community learning,
Outdoor Education program,

School Notes

  •  Hiking trails, lake access, and nature setting
  • Arts enrichment and a sense of community
  • Social skills, inclusion, for the gifted, ASD and unique learners
  • Small teacher/student ratio
  • beautiful indoor and outdoor learning spaces
  • Trained and nurturing teachers
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School Reviews

This is a wonderful learning environment with a challenging, yet appropriately individualized. The student body is diverse, so there are college bound students and some students who are vocationally geared. It isn't the place for violent or aggressive kids and only the kids who really fit (and families) are retained. It makes for a cohesive environment and we are all working together. Great community!
- Posted by Parent, 05/17/16
Jordan Lake School of the Arts (JLSA) is a saving grace and that is putting it mildly for our young son who found himself moved around from school to school countless times within the Wake County school systems program before celebrating his 7th birthday. Some form of consistency is a must for a growing child on the spectrum and we began to notice his being moved around so frequently at no fault of his own, took him from eager learner to an anxious mess. Finding a solution for our son became a must. Today I am happy to share that we are on year four at JLSA...I smile as I type this as I share with the great enthusiasm that the growth within our son is beyond anything that we could have expected. I credit the growth to everyone somehow affiliated with JLSA from the founder and teachers to the students and to the wonderful parents who in most cases we call family. He is in an environment that incorporates academics with so much more...he is encouraged to be independent, he is learning about community and being exposed to so many enriching opportunities...the education and experience is priceless. If you have a child on the Spectrum...or an extraordinary child that beats to their own amazing drum looking for something more in the education system then what they are getting, I encourage you to call JLSA to learn more... I am so very glad that I did.
- Posted by Parent, 04/14/16
Love, love, love this school! My daughter has blossomed there. She went from a very bad experience in public school, with bullying, teasing and the like, to this school where she is loved for who she is. She has many learning difficulties, but is doing very well. This is our fourth year at this school. This year she is in 9th grade. She is learning algebra, geometry and doing well with it. Her class is also currently reading Shakespeare and learning about US history. There are weekly math and spelling quizes. Homework is kept to a minimum. All the kids and teachers here are very kind and gentle. No bullying here!
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
This is the best school ever!! Everybody is so nice here and there is no bullying at all. The kids are so nice and so are the teachers. It is always interesting and fun.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 07/24/15

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