Martha Ellen Stilwell School of the Arts Chorus and Dance Ensemble

Martha Stilwell was an influential pioneer for the arts. She was an educator in the Clayton County School System and was the first Fine Arts Coordinator for the school district. She originated the now-internationally renowned Spivey Hall Children’s Choir. The work of Martha Stilwell continues to promote excellence in academic growth and social development.

Martha Ellen Stilwell School of the Arts (SSOA) opened its doors in August 2014 to educate students in the Clayton County School System. Built to meet the needs of a rapidly growing fine arts community, this state-of-the art facility is home to grades 9-12 students with an enrollment of approximately 650. Under the leadership of Dr. Michael H. Robinson, a distinguished faculty and staff has been assembled to serve the school community. The parents, students and staff of SSOA seek to build a world-class school that is internationally competitive in academics and fine arts. The students, staff and school community will have a school facility that will prepare them for the demands of the 21st century and beyond. At the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year, Stilwell came under the leadership of Principal Brenda Ross-Wilson who continues the school’s mission.