An education in the arts teaches students to perceive and think in new ways. Creativity, reasoning, imagination, dexterity and intuition are developed as students learn to build bridges between verbal and non-verbal communication, as well as logic and emotion.
The Arts programmes at The Junior School help our students:
Develop a lifelong enjoyment of the arts
Become informed, reflective and critical practitioners in the arts
Understand the dynamic and changing nature of the arts
Explore and value the diversity of arts across time, place and cultures
Develop perceptual and analytical skills
The goal of the Junior School Music programme is to foster a lifelong appreciation of and connection to music in its many forms.
From JK to Grade 5, music classes offer a wide-range of material, including singing, recorder and Orff programmes, African drumming, music literacy, composition, music history and world music. We have two choirs, as well as a Junior Glee Club and there is the opportunity to take private or semi-private instruction in piano and guitar.
There are frequent opportunities for student performances such as:
Music and art afternoons and evenings
School musical productions, including our annual "Harmony Concert"
Conference of Independent School’s Music Festival (CISMF), an annual event held at Roy Thompson Hall
Visual Arts Programme
The art room is a place where students explore creativity, passion and originality while developing fundamental skills.
The Junior school art programme guides children to have confidence in their creativity. One of our main goals is to encourage our students to realize that there are no mistakes in art and to embrace their own unique expression. Another core lesson is to respect and appreciate the work of their classmates, artists within their community and those from around the world.
Our Visual Arts faculty create a rich, experiential curriculum by exposing Junior School students to a wide range of mediums, art principles and design while connecting lessons to the International Baccalaureate units of inquiry.