In addition to learning Literacy, Math, Science, and Social Studies, our students have the benefit of being part of a program that values the Arts. Our Arts Integration Program is amazing! Our classroom teachers incorporate the Arts into their classes and we also have professional, specialized teachers come to our school to teach our students the following:
Our older students practice independently for at least 45 minutes each day. Students also have group theory lessons and one-on-one lessons. Our younger students learn the notes on the treble and bass clefs and practice proper hand formation and fingering. Learning piano helps students develop their academic skills by improving hand-eye coordination, memory, focus, and self-confidence.
Our students love singing and performing together! Our Music teachers prepare songs that appeal to young students. Our students’ parents often tell us how happy they are to hear their children singing the songs they’ve learned at school around the house!
Our teachers incorporate Visual Art into their daily lessons, and our professional Art teacher comes to our school once a week. During this class, our students polish their drawing, painting, and sculpting skills. They create wonderful works of art that are brought home and occasionally entered into local art competitions.
Our Dance program combines ballet, jazz, and contemporary dance styles. Not only is it fun, but dancing also helps improve students’ posture, balance, and coordination.
Drama gives our students a chance to express themselves creatively. Our students contribute to all aspects of a Drama performance, including: making props, set design, writing scripts, and (of course) acting! Each year our older students also perform a play in French.