Art classes are truly essential in developing the full potential of Bloomfield Hills Schools students.
Most people realize that art classes strengthen innate creativity and foster the growth of imagination, but they may not recognize that creativity and imagination are the backbone of investigation, problem solving and invention.
Elementary school students receive dedicated visual art instruction each week, with additional experiences integrated into the curriculum via interdisciplinary study.
We know that instruction in the performing arts is vital to a student's education. In elementary school, much of this instruction takes the form of music education. Most people realize that music is a core human experience. But many people fail to recognize that music is an active, experiential process that involves creative problem solving, musical decision-making and risk-taking.
Elementary school students receive dedicated music instruction each week, with additional experiences integrated into the curriculum via interdisciplinary study activities.
By the end of second grade, in the context of structurally simple music, students are able to represent, identify, perform, create and explain the dimensions of music in entry-level experiences. By the end of fifth grade, in the context of music of varying complexity, students are able to listen analytically, perform, create and represent the dimensions of music with increasing levels of independence.
Elementary students engage in music experiences outside of the classroom as well. They participate in vocal and instrumental performances both within the school and in the community, and attend field trips to high school musical rehearsals, the Warren Symphony Orchestra and MOT Children's Choir.