Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


    Sandy Lane Elementary Conservatory for the Arts focuses on student achievement by engaging students through Arts integration. Incorporating the Arts enhances the learning environment, increases motivation, and extends students’ love of learning. Students receive daily Arts instruction ~ Music, Dance and Visual Arts. Music, theater, story-telling, dance, movement and the visual arts deepen understanding, critical thinking and problem solving. The Arts allow students to make interdisciplinary curriculum connections and demonstrate knowledge.


    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Will the school have new construction?

    Yes. The back wing of the school will become the new Performing Arts Wing. It will be reconstructed for Performing Arts: Music, Dance, Strings, Keyboard Lab and Theatre. The current Music room will be reconstructed as the second Visual Art Room. Construction is scheduled to start February 2020 and be completed by August 2020.


    What Arts programs are available?

    We will have 5 full-time Arts teachers. Programs will include Music, Dance, Strings and Visual Arts. Community Partners collaborate with the school to create additional Arts experiences for the students.  Our current partners are Ruth Eckerd Hall, Dunedin Fine Art Center and Artz4Life.  There are also additional Arts Focus Groups for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade.


    Will transportation be provided if I live outside the school zone?

    Transportation is provided for anyone who lives north of Ulmerton and up to Tarpon Springs. Transportation is available via arterial bus transportation (buses that operate on main roads with a limited number of stops) for students in District Application Programs who live more than two miles from their school. There will be selected stops near your area. The buses will pick up the students at those stops and transport them to Sandy Lane. The phone number for transportation is 727.587.2020. 


    Is there a Gifted program?

    Yes. The students who qualify for Gifted Studies work with the teacher of the Gifted one day per week. Students will receive their Arts Classes (Music, Dance Visual Art) and will not miss the introduction of new work in their general classroom on the day they participate in Gifted Studies.  


    What are the student hours?

    Student hours for the 2019-2020 school year are currently 8:15 AM - 3:30 PM.  


    What is the Teacher/Student ratio?

    The average Student/Teacher Ratio is ratio is 16:1. Student population is 364. 


    Is there an before and after-care provider?

    Yes. R' Club is is the provder for Sandy Lane Conservatory. 



    Sandy Lane Elementary
    1360 Sandy Lane
    Clearwater, FL 33755
    (727) 469-5974
    Fax (727) 469-5986

     2018-2019 School Hours

    Student Hours - Monday through Friday 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Breakfast Hours 7:50 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.