The Arts

Students painting with water colorsStudents attend weekly visual arts and music classes taught by specialists.  The arts (visual arts, drama, movement, music, poetry and literature) are also integrated into the regular classroom day.

At each grade level, the arts  are used as ways of learning as well as ways of expressing what has been learned. Children perform plays, sing, write poetry, create collages, design models, paint, sew, sculpt with clay and draw as part of their inquiry process and in response to themes they are studying in the classroom.

Artists-In-Residence bring additional enrichment experiences to the children. Residences have offered children the chance to learn song-writing, drumming, and mural painting from working artists. Often arts residences have a multi-cultural focus.

Performance opportunities happen throughout the year, ranging from the all-school Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration, to informal plays performed for parents or classmates.

Visual Arts
Drama & Dance/Movement