The mission of Edward Bain School of Language and Art, a progressive, uniquely diverse learning community, is to have all children build a strong academic foundation, become culturally competent and engage their innate desire to learn through collaboration among students, staff, families and community in an environment that integrates creative arts and world languages.
Did you know...
- EBSOLA's groundbreaking ceremony was held on June 13, 2003. Our doors opened in 2004.
- Our school features multiple academic programs:
- Dual Language
- Creative Arts
- Head Start
- Early Childhood
- We were the recipients of the 2007 KABA Mentor Program from the Kenosha Area Business Alliance.
- EBSOLA received the 2004 Business Beautification Award from the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce.
- We have a published author amongst our staff! Andrea Bell-Myers, fifth grade teacher, is the author and illustrator of African-American Firsts in Wisconsin: Facts of Diversity 1600-2006.
- There are more than 20,000 books, magazines, and other multimedia aids in our library media center.
- Our students excel in English Battle of the Books competition, taking First Place in the KUSD district tournament most recently in 2012, as well as six times in the past decade (2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011). Our team has never placed lower than sixth, achieving third place twice and a second place in 2009.
- In 2008, we were also the Spanish Battle of the Books champions!
- We were the KUSD Black History champions in 2005, 2006, and 2007.
- We have a 2009 Distinguished Service Award recipient on our staff.
- Our Dual Language program was featured on WGTD radio station. Click here to listen to the podcast.
- EBSOLA was also featured on Good Morning, America and ¡Adelante!.