Creative Arts Overview

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Community School offers a wide range of opportunities for students to get involved in the creative arts. At the Upper School level, students are encouraged not only to continue their pursuit of a specific interest in the creative arts, but also to explore new avenues for creative expression. Classes in the creative arts at this level emphasize a refinement of skills and development of technique and efficiency. 

In the fall of 2016, with great excitement, Community School will launch a Creative Arts Academy for Upper School students whose passions reside within the arts. As the creative arts have been shown to support social-emotional development, creative problem solving and both neural connectivity and efficiency, the formalization of the Creative Arts Academy will make for a thrilling addition to our school program. An application and more information about this program can be found here.

In the Middle School, students begin to transition from the general to a more in-depth exploration of materials, themes, and experimentation. Students at the middle school level are encouraged to work collaboratively, whether on an art project, a music ensemble, or a theatrical production. At this level, students are encouraged to participate and begin to develop a passion for some aspect of the creative arts.

In the Elementary School, students are introduced to the fundamentals of theater, dance, music, and art. The goal of the Elementary School creative arts program is to nurture each child’s creativity and install a sense of enthusiasm for the creative process.