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We open the minds of students to new worlds and cultures and enable them to creatively express themselves and value the multiple perspectives of others.
Every student is engaged in a high quality arts education at every grade level and will make meaning of new ideas by applying artistic learning to new situations to become a creative, independent, and critical thinker.
The primary goal of education is to enable children to develop their minds and intellectual capabilities using all forms of creative intelligence as means for achieving this goal. The expressions of thoughts and feelings take many forms. Art, music, dance, and theatre communicate thoughts and feelings through visual forms, sounds, and movements.
For children to develop their mental capabilities and realize their fullest potential, they need to be exposed to many kinds of knowledge, to many ways of knowing their world and expressing their thoughts. Through experiences in art, music, dance, and theatre, children learn to express themselves in terms of their own ideas and feelings. All the fine arts – performing and visual – provide knowledge about the world, its cultures, and ways of experiencing them that contribute to an understanding that is unique.
Strathmore ConcertsEvery year all second and fifth graders visit The Music Center at Strathmore.
Special Arts ProgramsFind out about special programs with a focus on fine arts.
Superintendent's Committee for Performances in MCPS (SCPS)Click here for more information.
10 Lessons the Arts Teach by Elliot Eisner
25 Action Items to Keep Music in the Schools
Arts Edge-Kennedy Center Free digital resource for learning in, through, and about the artsArtSpeak!ArtSpeak! is a nationally known organization which brings performing artists into schools for an "up close and personal" experience.
Glenstone Glenstone Museum regularly hosts middle and high school MCPS students, offering them tours of outdoor sculptures and current exhibitions. The visits encourage them to explore the connection between art, architecture, and nature through an inquiry-based approach. Glenstone Museum is committed to supporting students and teachers in our community. The museum provides bus transportation and substitute teacher reimbursement for all MCPS visits.
Strathmore Student Concerts Celebrates 10 Years
Art Program Transforms Failing School Towson University Signature Forum Features Author Daniel Pink