With the emphasis on testing in schools today, often the creative arts are minimized or removed from the school day.In contrast, at Hess Academy there is an emphasis on creative arts throughout our integrated curriculum.
In contrast, at Hess Academy there is an emphasis on creative arts throughout our integrated curriculum. Furthermore, visual art, theater, and music are included as stand-alone courses for every student. Student artwork is hung in the halls and rotated throughout the school year. Every student participates in at least one music performance a year, and every student has an opportunity to participate in a theatrical performance in front of an audience twice a year.
Art, music, and theater education benefits both the student and the larger society. Within this academic area, we can cultivate the whole child, gradually building many kinds of literacy while developing intuition, reasoning, imagination, and dexterity through unique forms of expression and communication.
We value both art and music as outlets for creativity and understanding. Our art, music, and theater classes include opportunities for students to create puppet shows, tend the garden, write songs, draw, paint and bind the books they have written.
See more student artwork in the gallery here.