Students learn about musical notation and composition. Through performance, research, and exploring the historical context surrounding various musical genres, students gain a deep appreciation of music. Upper Elementary students study world music, blues, and jazz, as well as the lives and music of various composers. Every student sings in a grade level chorus and plays the recorder, xylophone, and ukulele.
The Drama curriculum focuses on creating bodily awareness, giving students an understanding of the human voice, and fostering personal confidence. Using improvisation, multicultural folktales, classic children’s stories, and original works, students explore various aspects of dramatic expression, character creation, and public speaking. Every student participates in at least one dramatic performance each year.