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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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Special Announcement:

We appreciate the support of our families and community and look forward to welcoming our students for our First Day of School this Monday, August 28th!


North Carolina’s first all-boys tuition-free charter school, based in Chatham County, will begin operation at its newly purchased learning center in downtown Pittsboro. SABA’s first year begins on August 14 with boys in grades 3-to-6.


The Board of Directors of School of the Arts for Boys
Academy met on 05/16/23 and is pleased to announce the location for the free Public Charter
school. The school will open in August at 69 Robyns Nest Lane in Pittsboro.

SABA’s new 1.9 acre property has served as a community learning center for over two decades
and is an ideal, centrally-located facility, as SABA begins its mission of providing boys in the
area with an outstanding educational experience.


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Enroll at SABA Today!

The School of the Arts for Boys Academy (SABA) will begin its inaugural school year of operation in August 2023 in our new Pittsboro, NC facility. Families in Chatham County and surrounding communities are encouraged to apply for enrollment for their rising grades 3-to-6 boys. SABA will provide an exceptional educational opportunity, developed specifically to meet the needs of young boys and the academic challenges they often encounter in traditional schools.
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Benefits of Attending SABA

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. SABA strives to offer an unsurpassed learning environment for our boys.  Here are just a few examples of the benefits your son will experience by attending SABA. 

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Multiple Intelligences

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AVID Strategies

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Arts (A+) Curriculum & Strategies

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Free Tuition Grades 3-to-6

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Boys-Only Academic Focus

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Interscholastic Athletics


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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".

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Upcoming Events

Monthly Board of Directors Meeting: 

3rd Tuesday of each month

Next Scheduled Meeting --

PLEASE NOTE:  An Emergency Meeting of the SABA Board of Directors has been called for Friday, August 11, 2023 at 2pm.

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The regularly scheduled June Meeting of the SABA Board of Directors will take place on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at 6pm.

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Community Information Sessions

Throughout 2023

Learn more about SABA by attending one of our many Community Information Sessions taking place throughout 2023. Please follow SABA on Facebook for days & times, as well as additional locations.

April 27th @6:30PM - Chatham Community Library (197 NC87 PBO) - SABA Signing Day

May 11th @6:30PM - Chatham Community Library (197 NC87 PBO)

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