Beyond dedicated weekly instruction, the musical and visual arts are a fully integrated part of every school day.
At MSR, students discover the connection between imaginative works of art and intellectual curiosity. They begin with sensory experiences. In music, they experiment with different instruments, make music with their own voices, experience songs from other cultures. In art, they learn to wield chalk, paint, yarn, paper, glue, clay, sponges, and brushes to hold, apply, manipulate, stick, and mold. As they progress, students learn to render their observations using artistic materials; turn math equations into sculptural, textile, or musical patterns; interpret cultural or historic symbols in their own original compositions—in both music and visual arts. They also come to understand the arts as a form of personal and cultural expression that they’re not only able to create but to analyze and appreciate.
As skills strengthen and students gain experience with a wide variety of art forms and materials, their natural talents emerge. They learn what it means to be an artist, to grasp the relationship between concepts and materials, to draw connections and express their ideas.
Learn more about how the arts are integrated into our curriculum within level-by-level Areas of Study: