Arts

The more we learn from research about the science of learning, the more we value the arts.

The arts are an expression of our imagination; an outlet for our creativity; and an opportunity to perfect a skill or a performance. The arts are an integral part of a young person’s intellectual and personal development. Through music, drama, visual art and dance, students appreciate the connections that the arts have forged across communities and across human experiences.

The arts are built into the curriculum from Early Childhood through High School. Students have the opportunity to experience drama, choir, musical instruments, speech, chess, photography, computer art, music technology composition, orchestra, band, dance, and more during the school day.

Theater productions, strings and band performances, choral concerts, touring musician groups, pop-up galleries and concerts, ISSMA competitions, chess tournaments, and speech meets are just a few of the co-curricular activities available for students who want to spend even more time developing there skills.

Goals include making sure students have experiences in the arts that affect awareness at various levels of abilities and interests, develop individual artistic talents, maintain and develop artistic abilities, study history of the arts, have an opportunity to experience technology as a tool to enhance creative expression, develop aesthetic awareness and critical analysis skills, achieve physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth through a balance of classroom experiences and participation in performances or exhibitions, and to develop an appreciation of the arts as an enriching dimension of life experiences.

The Fine Arts faculty is dedicated to expanding each student's creative talents. Faculty members bring their own expertise into the classroom because they are all practicing musicians, artists, and actors outside the classroom.

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