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Fine Arts

Elementary School


The goal of the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Pre-K –12 visual art program of studies is for students to develop the knowledge and skills essential to understanding that art:

  • is a powerful mode of communication, providing essential ways to discover, interpret, and make meaning of life experiences. 
  • plays a dynamic role in society by making connections to the past and to other cultures. 
  • is the investigation of materials and visual forms, the development of symbolic language, and the engagement with critical and aesthetic modes of thought and expression. 
  • is an integrated approach to creative expression and critical response that allows students to develop their own unique artistic thoughts and provides a solid grounding for making and appreciating art.