Liberty Elementary School
2585 Liberty Road •
Lexington, KY 40509
Phone: (859) 381-4979 • Fax: (859) 381-3468
School website: www.liberty.fcps.net/
School hours: 7:45 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
In December 2002, the Fayette County Board of Education approved construction of a $14.5 million school to replace Julia R. Ewan Elementary. The land was gifted by the Madden family to the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, and we are grateful to the city for working with us to make the land available for our school. In April 2007, a naming committee made up of community members, teachers, parents and district administrators recommended "Liberty Elementary" in honor of a principle upon which our country was established and for the area where the school is located.
Our school opened in August 2008. Since then, Liberty has grown to more than 800 students -- becoming the largest elementary school in Fayette County. We are proud of the cultural, ethnic and socio-economic diversity of our school and build upon it daily as we prepare our students for citizenship in a global society. In addition, we house a Healthy Kids Clinic, which provides several services during the day.
The mission of Liberty Elementary School is to create a collaborative community that ensures high achievement for all students and prepares them to excel at the next level.
What makes our school special
Liberty has developed a successful academic program that captivates students' imaginations and provides stimulating learning activities to promote mastery of the common core standards. We are especially proud to provide these additional learning opportunities for our students:
Our Spanish Immersion Program (SIP) now extends from kindergarten through fifth grade. In 2013, Liberty was accepted in the International Spanish Academies, an educational network sponsored by the Embassy of Spain that recognizes and supports outstanding SIPs.
Liberty's science program focuses on a hands-on, minds-on approach to learning. Using inquiry-based process skills and the scientific method, students are actively engaged in investigations that target key ideas in life, earth and physical science. Our science lab teacher, Kristi Fehr, was named Kentucky's Elementary Science Teacher of the Year for 2012-2013. She brings her passion and expertise to motivate and engage students in science learning every day.
Liberty develops creativity, performance and a love of the arts in its students through a strong arts and humanities program. The visual arts, vocal music, dance, drama, band and orchestra provide students with knowledge and opportunities to explore and express themselves artistically. These programs are celebrated at the end of every school year during "Picnic with the Arts."
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