"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there will ever be to know and understand." ~Albert Einstein
Emphasis on the Arts
Growing up in today's world certainly presents challenges that didn't exist 20 years ago and we are faced with how to equip our children with the tools to overcome roadblocks and launch them on a path to success. We believe that an education that includes the arts is essential to a child's success in developing a well-rounded and fulfilling life. Skills developed through participation in the arts are increasingly important in the workplace and therefore, key to a successful life.
How will you know your child is developing important skills through the arts:
They initiate new ideas, they express ideas in unique ways and from diverse perspectives, they seek to make their piece or performance different from others.
They volunteer opinions and ideas, they walk with their head high and a smile on their face, they are willing to try new things, they are comfortable meeting new people.
They approach a problem as an exciting challenge, they analyze a problem by asking relevant questions, they are able to make complex choices by weighing possible solutions, they are open to trying multiple ideas until a solution is found.
They see mistakes as opportunities to learn, they don't give up easily on something they want to learn, they believe goals are achievable, they ask for coaching when they encounter difficult tasks.
They make eye contact with someone they are listening to, they respond with an understanding to the question, they are able to focus on a task despite distraction, they are observant of the world around them.
They are willing to compromise to accomplish a common goal, they value and respect the opinions of others in a group, they take initiative to contribute, they feel their contributions have value.
We know that the time our students spend integrating the arts into their learning will garner benefits long after they move on from us. The arts help our students stand out, be heard and dream big and we are certain they will be successful in life!