The art curriculum includes lessons on the elements of design: line, shape, form, color, texture and space. By using these elements to produce their own visual art works, students learn to see, to sense, to recall and to become more aware of their surroundings. The emphasis during the primary years is on the development of both observation and fine-motor skills as well as on acquiring an art vocabulary. The art experiences are two- and three-dimensional. Media used include paint, clay, glaze, papier maché, fiber, glue and crayon. Intermediate students produce two- and three-dimensional art in a more detailed, controlled fashion. The curriculum continues to focus on observation skills, fine-motor skills and expansion of the student's art vocabulary, with more emphasis on techniques, craftsmanship and creativity of process.
Music concepts studied are rhythm, melody, pitch, harmony, form, tone color, texture, style and dynamics. The vocabulary of music and the relationship between music and allied arts such as drama and dance are included. A substantial part of the music curriculum consists of singing and listening. Movement is used to reinforce some music elements. Classroom instruments extend the singing experience, reinforce note and rhythm reading, and encourage creativity. Recorders are used in third grade to further reinforce note and rhythm reading and to introduce an instrumental approach to music. Creativity is fostered throughout the program. Students are given opportunities to play, write or sing music inventively.