Arts Across the Curriculum

As Howard Gardner has described, students bring many “intelligences” to their studies, only some of which are focused on the traditional books, lectures, and notes.

The Arts-Across-the-Curriculum program allows students to experience the subject of their study in a tactile, sensory way. While it may not be unusual to study art alongside history or English, what is conspicuous about our approach is that students are called upon to re-create the art themselves. Far from simply looking at slides of Greek ceramics, students design and create their own kylix or plaque. What’s more, the Arts-Across-the-Curriculum program calls on every student in the class to paint, sculpt, or draw. Those who have never picked up a brush create alongside those who take an art elective every year, and their work is featured in the school’s galleries in rotating exhibits throughout the year.