Visual and Performing Arts
Encouraging Creativity and Self-Expression
The Visual and Performing Arts Program at Stuart provides outstanding arts curriculum with an emphasis on essential skill building, design and process-based education using innovative technology, visual and performing art history, aesthetics, and critical thinking. We strongly believe the arts are vital as an essential academic experience for the achievement of human, social, and aesthetic growth.
The program embraces all learning styles, cultural intelligence, encouraging teamwork, creative problem solving, and fostering leadership skills at all grade levels.
Arts in Early Childhood
What makes art such a great teaching tool? Art engages children's senses in open-ended play and develops Cognitive, Social, Emotional and Sensori-Motor skills.
Arts in the Lower School
Children love art because it's fun and provides them with authentic self-expression: The freedom of choice, thought, and feeling. Art teaches important skills for living and develops young minds.
Arts in the Middle School
The US Secretary of Education recently published a report on "The Value Added Benefits of the Arts," in which he states, "Studies have shown that arts teaching and learning can increase student's cognitive and social development.
Arts in the Upper School
The arts have a unique ability to communicate the ideas and emotions of the human spirit. Connecting us to our history, our traditions, and our heritage, the arts have a beauty and power unique in our culture.