MUSIC INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC VISUAL ARTS DRAMA
The arts curriculum provides a full spectrum of well-rounded activities that encourage students to think, to analyze, to respect, and to experience art in its many forms. All students participate in classes dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of the visual arts. Through drawing, painting, sculpting and application of other media, students develop fine motor skills while gaining a deeper understanding of and appreciation for aesthetic elements within their world.
Students in prekindergarten to grade eight participate in music instruction. Students learn techniques related to rhythm, pitch, and instrumentation, and they develop skills in singing and song performance. Students in prekindergarten to grade four demonstrate their musical achievements through participation in seasonal concerts. Students in grades five to eight enjoy additional opportunities to develop musical skills through small group and one-on-one instrumental instruction. In many cases, these students join instrumental ensembles and perform seasonal concerts.
Students in grades six through eight participate in drama class during one trimester, while drama is incorporated at the lower levels through dramatic exploration within their studies of language arts and/or social studies.