Liberty Arts Magnet


338 W. Kibby St. ♦ Telephone: 419-996-3320 ♦ Fax: 419-996-3321

Student Hours: 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. ♦ Early release every Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.


       Principal Angie Heffner


School Highlights

  • K-8 Building
  • Vocal/instrumental music, art, drama and dance all integrated into curriculum
  • Multiple performance groups, including Touring Company, Show Choir and Steel Drum
  • Educational fieldtrips, including Bluffton University’s Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center, Ohio Caverns, Mazza Museum in Findlay and State House
  • Blues in the Schools and guest musicians
  • Builders Club in partnership with Lima Kiwanis Club, promotes community service
  • Kids Hope mentors work with students
  • Active Parent Teacher Society
  • Youth sports available: Basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, track and field, volleyball and wrestling
  • Seventh and eighth-graders participate in Three Rivers Athletic Conference. Football, basketball, track and field, baseball, softball, soccer, bowling, volleyball, wrestling, cheerleading and swimming available

School Resource Officer


School Resource Officer Paula Strickler


Officer Strickler joined the Lima City Schools and started working at Liberty Arts Magnet during the 2019-20 school year.


She joined the Lima Police Department as a cadet in 1980, becoming a police aid and then officer in 1985. She was promoted to sergeant in 1998 and retired in 2018. When she is not working, she enjoys camping and auto racing.