“The arts are an essential element of education, just like reading, writing, and arithmetic…music, dance, painting, and theater are all keys that unlock profound human understanding and accomplishment.” –William Bennett, Former US Secretary of Education
Active learning is the heart of the Tapestry experience. Tapestry students receive weekly instruction in art, music, dance, physical education and foreign language. In grades K-4, we refer to these areas of study as the ‘Super Subjects’. We recognize these subjects build multiple cognitive, social, physical, and creative skills, as well as enrich the lives and learning of our students and our school community. Art, music, dance, physical education and foreign language connect us to culture, history and community.
While learning about each art form, students also experience cross-curricular learning – meaning that themes, concepts and ideas introduced in the classroom are purposefully integrated into arts instruction. Every ‘expedition’ includes meaningful opportunities for engagement and achievement in the arts.
In addition to the excellent arts instruction students receive from our talented and dedicated staff, Tapestry students also have opportunities to work with guest artists, visit museums/galleries, and attend theatre/dance performances. Our students learn about the rich cultural community they live in and share their experiences with the school community and beyond. Student work in the arts is highlighted throughout the school year in a variety of venues such as: whole school community meetings, open classes, informal performances, and year-end art exhibits.