Drama forms an integral part of our curriculum and brings an extra dimension to other subjects such as history and language arts. We endeavor to awaken theatrical interests within our students through participation in annual school productions and theater visits. It is not only those with acting ability that benefit from drama, all children are encouraged to participate as a means to building self-confidence and communication skills
Music brings vibrancy to the curriculum and we consider participation to be a vital outlet for our students’ creative expression. Every grade has weekly music instruction from a professional music teacher. They learn to play the recorder in 3rd grade, and the students in grades 4 through 6 get hands on experience with orchestral, band, and modern popular instruments provided by our school. Musical assemblies are performed for parents throughout the year.
Students and teachers use the dramatic arts to deepen their understanding of themes, cultures and historical events. Role playing is often used as a spontaneous method of exploring a concept, demonstrating knowledge, expressing creativity, and illustrating social and emotional dynamics in a constructive and safe manner. Students in upper grades are involved in play writing, costuming, character study and set design.