COMO YOU KNOW: Lee Expressive Arts School

Sunday, February 5, 2012 | 3:00 a.m. CST; updated 8:51 p.m. CDT, Friday, May 9, 2014

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This Columbia elementary school emphasizes learning through the fine arts. It is the second-oldest school in Columbia.


Year opened: 1904, became an expressive arts in 1990.

Principal: Karen Burger

Address: 1208 Locust St., Columbia,

Phone: 214-3530

Start time: 8:50 a.m.

Dismissal time: 3:45 p.m.

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Opened in 1904 as Robert E. Lee Elementary, the school was renamed Lee Expressive Arts Elementary in 1990. The name was changed to emphasize the focus and the learning style employed by the school. The school has students from kindergarten to fifth grade.

Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School uses an interactive curriculum to encourage students to explore the arts. Students learn art, music, movement, drama, literature, and social and physical sciences through integrated classes that involve more than one subject. Students participate in hands-on projects and field trips to reinforce lessons they learn in the classroom.           

Links and sources

Columbia Public Schools profile

Lee Expressive Arts Elementary website

School report card data from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary website

Collaborative art teaches children to work together

Not So Silent/Silent Art Auction to raise funds

Lee Elementary students perform at MU Chancellor's house

Updated: Feb. 5, 2012

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