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 Supplies
 -Achievement Test
 -Library Resources
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.