Arts and Magnet Programs


The Lima City Schools offers an extensive art and music program, with opportunities for students at all grade levels. Even our youngest of students have opportunities to get involved, including through the Liberty Touring Company and many other elementary and middle school ensembles.


The district also offers the only full orchestra program for fourth through 12th-graders in Northwest Ohio. Lima Senior High School students have 12 music groups (choirs, bands and orchestras) to choose from.



Students in all grades have art opportunities with student work often displayed in the community and used to spark dialogue on important issues. Artist-in-residence programs are common place in the Lima City Schools.


The district also offers two kindergarten through eighth-grade magnet programs. Liberty houses an arts magnet and South houses a science and technology magnet. Both schools are open to all students and are under the lottery process for entry.


Anyone interested in touring the schools or have questions about the integrated learning style should contract Kristin Lee, director of the magnet programs, at 419-996-3434 or 


For more information on these two unique programs, click on the links on the right. To apply click to the links below or to the right.