Public Charter School
Grades TK-8



Dance & Theater

Passionate Teachers

& Open To All

Whole Child Focus

Uncapped Growth

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Julia Lee Performing Arts Academy is a tuition-free, public school. As a charter school, we have the flexibility to be more innovative while still being held accountable for student achievement. 

 Our goal is to develop students academically, artistically, and socially with a curriculum that integrates both the performing arts and college-preparatory academics.

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What parents are saying

"I have nothing but appreciation for the whole staff. My daughter feels very safe here and that means the world to me."

-Mona G.

"The principal is amazing. There is such unity here and it filters through to the children and to their attitude, and to their ability to learn."

-Terry R.


“We have a school that is two and a half minutes from our house, but we drive from Corona and we come twenty-two minutes to get here to this school-- each way.”

-Annette M.

"Truly thankful to have a unique school in our city. We've joined since day one.  Amazing curriculum." 


- Ashley V.

What STUDENTS are saying

“My fourth-grade teacher did a lot of fun and cool math experiments. It was super fun!”

-Martina M. (4th Grade)

“All the teachers and aides are so inspiring… I love that we have the chance to do dance, music, and acting. It really allows you to open up and learn something new!"

-Marik K. (5th Grade)

"Other kids are nice and friendly here."

-Summer M. (2nd Grade)

"I love the teachers, they are very kind!" 

-Anabella M. (2nd Grade)


What's new at jlpaa?

Spring Break
Spring Break

Students are very deserving of a well-earned break after having worked so hard! I want to take this opportunity to remind everyone that Julia Lee Performing Arts Academy will be closed from Monday, March 29 through April 5th. Have a safe and relaxing time this upcoming week!

Open Enrollment
Open Enrollment

It's Open Enrollment for new students! Share this post to spread the news to friends and relatives who may want to enroll their students in TK - 8th Grade! To Pre-Enroll for the 2021-2022 school year, simply follow this link:

School Choice Week
School Choice Week

We are celebrating #SchoolChoiceWeek! 📣School Choice allows parents to choose a school where their child can thrive academically. We're very thankful that you chose Julia Lee Performing Arts Academy!!

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Mark Your Calendar! Classes Resume January 12, 2021
Mark Your Calendar! Classes Resume January 12, 2021

We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that you continue to have a restful and meaningful time with your family during the winter break. See you back on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, on Zoom at regular times.

Lunch Kits
Lunch Kits

Great news! All students can pick up free 5 and 10-day meal kits this week!

Cozy Christmas
Cozy Christmas

Drive through our parking lot on your assigned date and time by grade.

Art Contest
Art Contest

Remember to submit your Jingle Jangle Art by Wednesday, December 16 at 4 PM! You can use any media (markers, crayons, paint, etc) to create your masterpiece on an 8 1/2 by 11-inch paper or canvas.

Picture Day
Picture Day

THURSDAY 12/17/20 GRADES TK – 4 1:00 - 1:30 -- TK 1:30 - 2:00 -- Kinder 2:00 - 2:30 – 1st Grade 2:30 - 3:00 – 2nd Grade 3:00 - 3:30 – 3rd Grade 3:30 - 4:00 – 4th Grade FRIDAY 12/18/20 GRADES 5 – 7 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM – 5th Grade 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM – 6th Grade 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM – 7th Grade