Mission Statement: At Satchel Ford, our quality, comprehensive visual and performing arts programs enrich the learning and lives of all students.
Satchel Ford Elementary School (SFES), in Richland County School District One, has a diverse population of 743 students in grades K-5. We have been an Arts in the Basic Curriculum site (ABC) for 12 years. Forty percent of our student population is eligible for free and reduced lunch. Satchel Ford is an arts centered school nestled in a suburban neighborhood in Forest Acres, a suburb of Columbia, SC. We currently offer arts classes in visual art, music, dance and theatre as well as 5th grade orchestra. Classes are held for 50 minutes on a six day rotation. Students may choose to take honor choir before school, which is an audition only group for grades 3-5. Steel drum band and Satchel Ford Sensations (4th and 5th grade boy chorus) meet after school once a week. At Satchel Ford, we believe that every child can be a star, therefore, all Satchel Ford students participate in a grade level arts production that incorporates music, dance, theatre and visual art each year in grades K-5.