SHARP in Schools

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Proven Classroom Programming

At SHARP Literacy, we believe teachers play an important role in student success. We assist them in providing interactive learning experiences and arts integration to help students grow academically.

Our hands-on, visual arts-based approach is designed to help spark curiosity and a love of learning. Students develop a deeper understanding of complex vocabulary and build the background knowledge that is so important for reading comprehension. We bring visual arts experiences with professional artists and authors into the classroom and guide students through educational tours.

We seek to make every interaction in the classroom resonate beyond one moment in time. Our goal is that students and teachers are able to apply the learning and teaching strategies they experience with SHARP to their everyday growth. We encourage feedback and offer personalized, professional development to help teachers make the most of our program within their schools.

We align our programs with Common Core State Standards (CCSS): Literacy, Math, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Wisconsin Standards for Social Studies (WSSS), National Core Arts Standards (NCAS), Social Emotional Learning Competencies (SELC), Financial Literacy Standards (FLS) and Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (WMELS).

SHARP Schools – 2022-23

SHARP currently has active programs in 50 public, choice, and charter schools in Milwaukee, Waukesha and Racine Counties. Our program reaches approximately 8,600 students from grades K3-5 and approximately 400 teachers.

  • Academia de Lenguaje y Bellas Artes (ALBA)
  • Atlas Preparatory Academy
  • Benjamin Franklin School
  • Blessed Sacrament Elementary
  • Browning Elementary School
  • Cass Street
  • Catholic East
  • Doerfler School
  • Escuela Vieau
  • Forest Home Avenue Elementary School
  • Granville Lutheran School
  • Hawley Environmental School
  • Hawthorne Public School
  • Hmong American Peace Academy
  • Hope Christian School—Fidelis
  • Kluge Elementary School
  • La Causa Charter School
  • Malaika Early Learning Center
  • Mary Queen of Saints Catholic Academy
  • Messmer St. Mary
  • Messmer St. Rose
  • Metcalfe Elementary School
  • Milwaukee Academy of Science
  • Northwest Catholic School
  • Northwest Lutheran School
  • Notre Dame Primary School
  • Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic School
  • Pilgrim Lutheran School
  • Prince of Peace School
  • River Trail Elementary School
  • Rogers Street Academy
  • St. Anthony School
  • St. Augustine Preparatory Academy
  • St. Catherine School
  • St. Charles Borromeo School
  • St. Margaret Mary School
  • St. Martini Lutheran School
  • St. Peter Lutheran School
  • St. Rafael The Archangel School
  • St. Roman Parish School
  • St. Thomas Aquinas School
  • Victory K8 and Milwaukee Italian Immersion School
  • Westside Academy

Waukesha County:

  • Hadfield School
  • La Casa de Esperanza
  • Prairie Elementary School
  • Waukesha STEM: Randall Campus
  • Summit View Elementary School

Racine County:

  • Renaissance Lutheran School – Taylor
  • Renaissance Lutheran School – Villa

Map of SHARP schools

If your school is interested in learning more about our in-school and after-school or summer programs, contact Tamela Smith, Director of Programs, at or 414.410.3207.