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Drew Charter School Opens Student Show at the East Atlanta Library

By Henry Bryant

The Friends of East Atlanta Library (FEAL) are proud to feature students from the Drew Charter School, in the art exhibit on their gallery wall in March and April.

The school stretches across a lower and upper campus on Eva Davis Way off Glenwood Avenue and Second Avenue. While most of the students are from the East Lake and Kirkwood neighborhoods, the student body also includes many from Grant Park, SAND, and East Atlanta.

Art is featured in its STEAM curriculum. STEAM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics, is Drew’s map to a successful academic experience for its students. Students are taught with an interdisciplinary approach, the emphasis being on a design-thinking process and problem solving, all leading to application. This allows Drew students to develop skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity, essential for success in the 21st century. Recently the middle school became a certified STEAM school while the elementary school was previously already certified.

The Drew art show at the library is a small part of the community outreach from the school. It will feature artists from the youngest to the oldest classes. Some of the student work is headed to a scholarship competition after the library show concludes. The three art teachers from Drew will choose the student work and then assist the Friends Art Wall committee with hanging the paintings, drawings, and photography.

The art show will be open during regular library hours and runs through the end of April. For access to the show, check in at the circulation desk or call 404-730-5438. The East Atlanta Library is located at 400 Flat Shoals Avenue in East Atlanta Village.

Students at Drew are chosen in a lottery from a priority list. To find out more about enrollment, visit the website at

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