Our visual arts program is designed to spark students’ imaginations, promote their skill development, and encourage them to take risks as they engage in the creative process. Students create visual problem-solving projects that incorporate fields of study including ceramics, fiber arts, painting and photography. The projects are then bridged across the curriculum and integrated into a variety of subjects. The program empowers students to develop and refine their visual communication skills through the application of the elements and principles of art along with exploration of historical and contemporary artists. Students learn to discuss their own work and to think critically about art and its place in the culture and society.
Living Literature, Arts in Action
Students can discover and pursue their passions through theatrical productions, with integrated units of study that allow them to explore the history and impact of the performing arts on society and culture. Productions during the year and the added Drama Club give hands-on experience in developing new skills around chosen forms of expression. Emphasis is on developing individual craft as well as team-building while assembling the necessary elements to create a complete production.
Joy through Motion
Dance is a student-centered program of study that allows children to discover how they naturally use artistic forms of communication through movement. As students come to realize that art and dance are not only accessible but are intrinsic to their day-to-day existence, they learn to become more efficient and effective at utilizing their natural artistic ability. Students learn a variety of styles including ballet, jazz, tap and modern dance. Through the introduction of skills and techniques, our dancers gain a working vocabulary and memory of movement that will help them progress into improvisational work as well as choreography. Students of all grade levels have a chance to perform throughout the year.
Costume & Fasion Design
Needle, Thread, Create!
Students are active in designing and creating costumes for our drama productions, as well as in the study of fashion as part of a visual arts emphasis. In costume design, students learn basic construction and design techniques and apply them in the conception and creation of costumes for theatrical productions. The fashion program draws on elements of art and design and incorporates contemporary and historical references to inform the creative process. Our designers work individually and collaboratively to produce a fashion show every year.
Explore Your Passion
Our music program supports students in pursuing their passion for singing and instrumentation, from assisting those who are just learning to those who desire to advance their skills. Students apply knowledge and experience in the appreciation of diverse musical styles and cultures, and are challenged to integrate musical understanding into other academic disciplines. Our musicians create, develop and perform music for the school and local community, providing them with exciting opportunities to present their talents. Students have the opportunity to mix with the world of professionals by having guest musicians visit and go see live performances in the community. The program invites each student to make discoveries and take risks, reminding them that they are already a musician when they step into the studio.
Voir, Sentir, Goûter
Our culinary arts program is a collaboration of students and chefs, focusing on a student-directed model. Our student chefs offer their opinions, ideas and suggestions in constructing both the school lunch menu and the content of culinary classes. Culinary learning is integrated into other academic areas through the appreciation of cultural diversity in food, nutrition and cooking concepts. In addition, culinary elective classes are offered in areas such as pastry arts and classic culinary techniques combined with modern innovations.