Our Fine & Performing Arts Programs
The goals of the Visual Arts Program are to provide a sequential, cumulative program of concepts and skills from kindergarten through twelfth grade, all while promoting visual literacy through studies in art history, aesthetics, and art criticism. The program strives to provide students with experiences that meet individual learning styles while engaging them in higher level thinking skills. Students are presented with real-life art behaviors so learning the content of art becomes relevant - these include the elements and principles of art, the use of tools and media.
The comprehensive Music Education of the students begins in the Elementary Schools (K-6) with General Music. In the primary years, students work on basic skills such as movement to a steady beat and use of singing voice. The primary level concludes with 3rd grade recorder experiences and the selection of a musical instrument. Instrumental instruction beginning in 4th grade, along with the opportunity to participate in Chorus, continues through 5th & 6th grades on a weekly basis. The students also continue to have General Music every week.