Our Lower School art program educates the youngest learners in the foundational Elements of Art and Principles of Design inspiring creativity through the exploration of artists, art processes, and media. Students are encouraged to carefully observe and analyze art in the world around them, which leads students to develop their own unique approaches and artistic style. The art classroom is a creative space where students bring ideas to life and learn to express themselves artistically.
Creative drama provides students with experience with activities, such as pantomime, storytelling, melodrama, puppetry, improvisation, drama games, playwriting, directing, and production. Through multisensory activities, students develop a greater awareness of self (mind, body and voice) and others (empathy and collaboration), creativity in communication of both verbal and nonverbal ideas, and are provided opportunities that emphasize autonomy, problem solving, socialization and imaginative play.
Involvement in music is intrinsically motivating, provides structure and serves as an outlet for self-expression. Lower School classes focus on exploring various musical elements and music history through listening, singing, movement, instruments, songwriting and performance. Students gain a greater appreciation for and understanding of all types of music through activities that foster independence, confidence, creativity, and character building.
The Singing Stallions is a choir for second- through fourth-grade students. It gives students the opportunity to sing in an ensemble, while developing growth in the areas of musicianship, teamwork, expression and communication.