Performance Arts

The drama curriculum teaches students basic acting techniques and theatre terminology for their grade level. In drama students learn how to work together in groups, think critically, use their imagination, discover new ideas, and solve problems. Students improve their focus, self-confidence, and social skills through drama. Each year the entire student body produces and performs a play. Students create the sets, act, direct, stage manage, and work the stage crew for these special performances.

The music curriculum comprises a balanced and sequential course of singing, playing instruments, listening to music, improvising, composing music, and moving to music. Also included are learning experiences designed to develop the ability to read music, use notation and terminology, analyze and describe music, make informed evaluations, and understand music and music practices in relation to history and culture. Students learn by actively participating in making music.