School of the Arts for Boys Academy (SABA) is a school that empowers and "BUILDs" culturally and linguistically diverse boys to be strong, creative, academic scholars, critical thinkers, and community leaders through a culturally responsive arts-based education.

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Hello Future SABA Families!


SABA has attained "Regular Timeline" status with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and we are on schedule to open our school in August 2022. We are chartered by the state to begin operation with 110 boys in grades 3-to-5.


Our official enrollment for the 2022-23 school year will begin in January 2022. We are thrilled by the enthusiastic support we are receiving in the community and look forward to being a valued educational home for those we serve.


In the coming months, we will be finalizing our plans and making preparations for our first year of school.  We will also be active in the community . . . providing academic resources for our young people and engaging in events to promote SABA and support other organizations and causes.  We welcome the opportunity to introduce the SABA mission and play our part in enhancing the quality of life for our future students and families.


In the meantime, please reach out should you have any questions.  Thank you!  


Mrs. Valencia Toomer

SABA Head of School


Clear School Mission

SABA will specifically focus on educational equity coupled with intentional efforts in removing significant barriers that directly and/or indirectly deny groups of culturally and linguistically diverse boys a high-quality education. While we will serve all students, we will target students who have been underserved as evidenced by their low proficiency and growth records and discipline patterns.

Multiple Intelligences


AVID Strategies

Arts (A+) 

Curriculum & Strategies


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School of the Arts for Boys Academy (SABA) Informational Sessions


Purpose: During each session, you will learn more about SABA and hear directly from our Founder and Head of School, Valencia Toomer, as she provides parents with detailed information around the school about SABA and what families can expect when enrolling their son. You will also have a better understanding of the importance of school choice and how SABA will help boys tap into their full potential; "Building Boys into Men".

Join us to learn more!!


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Upcoming Events

Monthly Board of Directors Meeting: 

3rd Tuesday of each month

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