JSA students have many opportunities both in and outside of the classroom to expand on their educational experience.
JSA is unique in that we are the only elementary school in the district to offer private music lessons. Students can study piano, woodwind, percussion, violin, and guitar. Limited scholarship funds are available through the Dr. Susan Lagos Scholarship Fund for students who qualify.
Visiting Artist Program
JSA partners with organizations, such as CSPS, Wellington Heights Master Gardeners & Neighborhood Association, Eastern Iowa Arts Academy, First Congregational and St. Paul's Churches, and Paul Engle Association for Community Arts to bring traveling artists to Johnson. We have had Eulenspiegel Puppeteers and the African Drummers.
This year's musical guest artists include: Ranky Tanky band (sponsored by Legion Arts), Red Cedar Chamber Music Ensemble, Orchestra Iowa Ensembles in the Schools, and Schoolhouse Jazz.