What Our Art Class And Classroom Looks Like

Art is important to human culture and to enlarging and refining the souls of both young and old. This is why art is not an elective to us, but part of our core curriculum. We believe in training students to recognize and carefully practice specific art skills and knowledge as a crucial foundation for their … Continue reading What Our Art Class And Classroom Looks Like

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Researchers Find Field Trips To Art Museums And Theater Do Benefit Kids

The journal Education Next is highlighting two recent studies by Jay P. Greene and colleagues that find a measurable improvement in kids' empathy for others, academic knowledge, and a greater taste for culture after the children visited art museums or watched classic live theater. The art museum authors comment on the marked decline in children's … Continue reading Researchers Find Field Trips To Art Museums And Theater Do Benefit Kids

With Classical Education, Music Is Essential

In many schools, music is an elective, or an afterthought. In classical education, music and all the arts are considered core curriculum, or essential aspects of human culture and flourishing that all children learn to enjoy and create. In Houson, Memorial Lutheran School, a classical school, integrates music instruction beginning in preschool. Students may take … Continue reading With Classical Education, Music Is Essential