Arts instruction is a vital and integral part of our academic program. Every school employs full-time arts educators who teach arts classes as a part of the core academic curriculum.
Our approach to arts education is part skills-based and part Aesthetic Education through our partnership with Lincoln Center Education. We strive to provide a learning environment in which our young artists are as equally prepared for college admission and careers in the arts as they are grappling with many experiences within the arts. Our arts classrooms are places where creativity, expression, inquiry, and art-making are not just encouraged, but required.
In elementary school, we provide scholars with as many experiences in art-making as possible through piano class, dance, performing arts, theatre, singing and visual arts. The goal at this level is to offer a breadth of study. In middle school, the focus is more in-depth as arts class becomes part of the core academic curriculum. Scholar progress is tracked through comprehensive course exams and a variety of performance assessments. Middle school arts instruction lays the groundwork for high school where our scholars begin to hone specific artistic skills and prepare for the possibility of admission into a university arts program.