Sallie B. Howard School for the Arts & Education (SBHS) is a free, public charter school founded in 1997 in Wilson, N.C. that serves over 1000 students in grades K-12. Named after the legendary author, educator, playwright and actress Sallie Baldwin Howard, SBHS is dedicated to ensuring that every child – privileged or underprivileged – gets the kind of education that will allow them to become more than they ever thought they would be.
With a performing arts-based curriculum, a study abroad program that has brought hundreds of children to nearly all 7 continents, a culturally diverse faculty and student body, and the addition of a high school in 2020, Sallie B. Howard School is preparing its students to become 21st century industry leaders both locally and globally.
We were inspired by a woman who gave her entire life of 102 years to teaching low income children to believe they could be more than they thought they could become…and it worked. We embraced her vision as our own and founded the Youth Enrichment Summer Camp in 1989 and the Sallie B. Howard Charter School for the Arts and Education in 1997.
In August 2020, we opened a high school dedicated to the fine arts and science. This pre-professional program will allow students to train for careers in biotechnology and the performing arts.