Welcome to Thornwell School for the Arts! 
We are committed to providing all of our children an education while assisting and supporting our families as they guide their children on their educational journey.

Important Dates/ Upcoming Events

The Annual TSA Father/Daughter dance will be held on Thursday, February 13. This dance is for all positive male role models in the lives of our female students. Monopoly Invite

Parent Teacher Conferences

On Thursday, February 20th Thornwell will hold Parent/Teacher Conferences from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. On Friday, February 21st there will be NO SCHOOL for students, however, there will be Parent/Teacher Conferences from 8 am to 12 pm. Please check your child's Gold Folders for information from your child's teacher regarding your conference times.

Mark Your Calendars!

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Teacher Feature

Mrs. Stacey Johnson is our Teacher Feature for the month of February! Ms. Johnson is originally from Columbia, SC. She grew up with 2 sisters, one older and one younger.  Ms. Johnson attended Francis Marion University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education. She then went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Education from Walden University. Ms. Johnson met her husband, Paul, through mutual friends when she was attending Francis Marion. They have been married for 15 years. They have two boys, Sam (13) and Luke (7). When she is not teaching, Ms. Johnson enjoys driving her kids around to their activities, being a soccer mom and she is of course, a lover of all crafty and artsy things! Ms. Johnson has taught Art at Thornwell for 10 years and looks forward to many more years to come!


DCSD Techology Resource

TSA Families,  don't forget to check agenda books!  You will learn a lot.  If your child says they do not have one,  call the school.  Your child will also bring home a gold folder every Thursday, make sure to check it for important information. 

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Thornwell Rewarded!

Title 1 Reward School of Progress School Nominee
Honorable Mention


Congratulations to Ms. Patricia McKinley for being named the 2019-2020

 Thornwell Teacher of the Year!!
Ms. McKinley is a first grade teacher here at Thornwell.
Ms. McKinley does a wonderful job making learning fun!

Yearbooks will be on sale throughout the year. Please have your child let Mrs. Johnson know if they need a yearbook form.  Yearbooks will be $15.

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Our Vision:

 It is the vision of our school through a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment to help every child realize their full potential, develop a passion for learning, a desire to excel, and the tools to become a productive and responsible citizen.


Our Mission:

 The mission of Thornwell School for the Arts is to work in partnership with students, parents, and the community to develop life-long learners who become successful, responsible, and productive citizens.

Our Beliefs:

Thornwell School for the Arts believes …

 §  All students will learn and perform at a higher level.

§  Learning occurs in a safe, motivating,
and structured environment.

§  The education of our students is a joint effort among
students, staff, parents, and the community.

§  Integration of the arts inspires creativity,
instills confidence, and plays a significant role in the development of a well-rounded child.

§  All individuals are unique and need opportunities
to cultivate their talents and abilities.

§  Positive relationships are vital for achieving success.


Our Core Principles/Pillars:

§  Love

§  Lead

§  Learn