Fine Arts in Elementary School

Visual Arts

Every elementary student receives visual art instruction once in a six day cycle throughout their elementary career. Studio time includes inquiry-based problem solving and critical thinking, as well as the use of various tools and technology. Creative play & exploration time are an integral part of the art experience. The foundational aspects of the elementary visual arts program include:

  • Creating - art making
  • Responding - talking about art
  • Connecting - how art is influenced by and influences the world around us
  • Presenting - engaging with an audience


Grades 1-4
Students enjoy music with a licensed music teacher three times per five-day cycle. Music includes singing, playing instruments, listening, movement and note reading. String lessons may begin in grade four.

Grade 5
Students may elect to focus their music instruction in band, orchestra, choir or classroom music. Beyond traditional instrumental group lessons, students who elect to specialize have a full band, orchestra or choir experience three times a week with multiple performance opportunities throughout the year. This model has proven to accelerate musical achievement beyond most elementary level music programs.

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