Arts

Integrating Arts throughout Curriculum Enhances Learning

Research has shown that integrating the arts throughout the curriculum enhances learning. Providing a strong arts education strengthens neural connections – more than enough reason to make the arts integral to the curriculum for students of all ages. At Indian Creek, the arts are for everyone, making our program especially vibrant as a result.

List of 4 events.

  • Jun
    1

    Planning for 2020-21: Rising Freshmen & Sophomore Parent Information Session

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    Rising 9-10 parents are invited to join Upper School Head Matt McCormick and other members of the ICS administrative team for a conversation surrounding our planning for the 2020-21 school year. 

    This session will specifically address the 2020-21 scheduling initiative, and provide an overview of course selection as well as the new scheduling philosophy, structure, and timeline. 

    Whatever fall of 2020-21 brings, Indian Creek School will provide a safe, mission-consistent, flexible, and student-centered program. Current planning initiatives include models for smaller group instruction, a project-based learning orientation that fits in-person, blended, and virtual settings, and an enhanced focus on Social-Emotional learning with Equity and Inclusion as a priority. Plans specific to Upper School include a new scheduling structure, a robust advisory program, an enhanced human development curriculum.
  • Jun
    2

    Planning for 2020-21: Rising Junior & Senior Parent Information Session

    Click here to register.

    Rising 11-12 parents are invited to join Upper School Head Matt McCormick and other members of the ICS administrative team for a conversation surrounding our planning for the 2020-21 school year. 

    This session will specifically address the 2020-21 scheduling initiative, and provide an overview of course selection as well as the new scheduling philosophy, structure, and timeline. 

    Whatever fall of 2020-21 brings, Indian Creek School will provide a safe, mission-consistent, flexible, and student-centered program. Current planning initiatives include models for smaller group instruction, a project-based learning orientation that fits in-person, blended, and virtual settings, and an enhanced focus on Social-Emotional learning with Equity and Inclusion as a priority. Plans specific to Upper School include a new scheduling structure, a robust advisory program, an enhanced human development curriculum.
  • Jun
    3

    Music Jam Session

    Instrumental Music students from grades 4-6 are invited to log in and join Mrs. Sweterlitsch for a jam session!  Students are welcome to come and play or just hang out and listen to their friends. Link provided in class newsletter.
  • Jun
    5
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Presenting an art project to an audience, and experiencing “stage time” through drama, song, and dance gives students a creative outlet for self-expression and builds confidence necessary for success in life. While both fine and performing arts are interwoven throughout the curriculum, our vibrant art formal art program provides excellent options for students of many interests. Beginning in Pre-Kindergarten, students experience studio art, where they use a variety of media, as part of their weekly schedule. Music and movement classes introduce students to world music, composers, and orchestral instruments and gives children their first experience with performance. Beginning in first grade, drama class joins the program to give students another outlet for self-expression. Instrumental instruction begins as an option in third grade, and all fourth grade students learn to play an instrument. Band and Chorus join the class roster in fifth grade. By seventh grade, the students can participate in Strings Ensemble, Band, Jazz Band, Chorus, Vocal Ensemble, Dance and Guitar classes, in addition to their studio art and music courses. Art Foundations, 2D Studio Art (I-III), Ceramics and Sculpture (I-III), AP Art History, Solo Choir, Music Theory, Recital Class and Acting and Shakespeare courses round out the formal arts offerings beginning in ninth grade.

Signature performance opportunities are available for each grade as well. Lower School holds vocal and instrumental performances as well as an art show each year. Fourth grade students hold a special curriculum-based performance and fifth grade students present Shakespeare plays. An annual fifth and sixth grade musical, sixth through eighth grade musical, ninth through twelfth grade fall drama production and spring musical, as well as a plethora of concerts, recitals, and arts nights combine to create a culture of deep appreciation for the arts.