Principal's Message

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"I am very excited to introduce you to the CREC Ana Grace Academy of the Arts Elementary Magnet School.  As the school's founding principal, I welcome you!  Our school is a place where the arts are infused into and through the curriculum.  Students and teachers are actively engaged in hands-on, minds-on, child centered learning, utilizing the art disciplines to create, perform, and respond."

 Mrs. Patricia P. Phelan, Principal
The CREC Ana Grace Academy of the Arts Elementary Magnet School


Welcome to the CREC Ana Grace Academy of the Arts Magnet School’s website.  All visitors are welcome to read and learn more about our exceptional school where stakeholders know that the arts are an integral part of a well-rounded educational experience and that the making and enjoying of art, in all forms, makes life beautiful, rewarding and joyful.  At the CREC Ana Grace Academy of the Arts we recognize that we are all artists and that by studying the arts, students develop critical thinking skills, initiative, discipline and perceptual abilities that extend to all areas of life.

The CREC Ana Grace Academy of the Arts Magnet School is a pre-kindergarten through fifth grade learning community in which the arts are integrated into all areas of the curriculum.  All students enjoy essentials classes related to visual arts, music, theater, dance and physical education. From first grade on all students play a musical instrument, receive small and large performance based lessons, sing in choir, and perform in showcases which highlight and demonstrate the process and product of arts infused learning. 

 The CREC Ana Grace Academy of the Arts Magnet School’s diverse teaching and support staff provides a safe, nurturing, engaging learning environment with rigorous standards for high student achievement are upheld and achieved by our students. 

Students enrolled at the CREC Ana Grace Academy of the Arts Magnet School have the unique opportunity to attend an arts infused school from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade building on the academic and performance standards through the years.  In the fall of 2021 we will move to a new state of the art school in Bloomfield.  Choosing a school for your child is a very important endeavor.  We invite you to come visit us at our temporary school site and experience all that we have to offer.  Presently, our school is located at 20 Security Drive, Avon.

Making the decision about where to enroll your child is one that requires careful thought and consideration. To that end, we invite you to come visit us at the CREC Ana Grace Academy of the Arts Elementary Magnet School and see what makes our school so special.  You may contact us at 860-677-0380. We will be happy to schedule a visit during a convenient time. We are sure that your visit will confirm that you are making the right choice in selecting the CREC Ana Grace Academy of the Arts Elementary Magnet School for your child’s education.

Best wishes,
Mrs. Patricia P. Phelan