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How Arts Education Enriches Your Child’s Learning
From day one, Yorktown Education has embraced the enormous value of the Fine Arts program. Our students thrive in their discovery of who they are and what they love.
The art and drama experience offers much more than just a distraction from the ordinary. Fine Arts education helps children to connect more deeply to the world, giving them new ways of seeing their surroundings and creates a foundation that helps to forge social bonds and community interconnection. It is an experience that stays with them for a lifetime, showing to have many lasting benefits.
When children are involved in the arts, they show greater gains in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking, and verbal skill. Arts education has also shown to improve motivation, concentration, confidence, and teamwork.
Children develop innovation skills when they’re encouraged to express themselves and take risks in creating art and participating in drama. “Those skills can open doors later in life; 72% of employers say that creativity is the #1 skill they look for when hiring.”
Many teachers have realized the importance of these subjects and have even implemented these creative ideas in their own classrooms. Teachers call melding of art and traditional subjects “art integration,” where instead of art as a stand-alone subject, teachers are using dance, drama and the visual arts to teach a variety of academic subjects in a more engaging way.
Yorktown Education has proven to be an enormous springboard for students to discover and pursue what they love to do and is a shining example for providing an outstanding fine arts education. Melding the academic with the creative gives Yorktown students a chance to develop a love for learning that stays with them throughout life. While some educators see the arts more as an extracurricular activity, Yorktown Education values Fine Arts as a path toward ‘doing what you love,’ for students.
The Fine Arts education at Yorktown consists of music, dance, theatre, painting, design, sculpture, literature, photography, drama and more. Yorktown students have the opportunity to connect with their imagination and explore their creative expression, as artistic activities fuel growth and development in students on many different levels. Imagination is enhanced when students are encouraged to take risk in the creation of their art, helping them develop innovatively and building confidence. Art is a great facilitator for building more inventive, resourceful adults.
Get in touch to learn more about enrolling your child with us. Yorktown Education is a place like no other where your child will flourish and be truly happy. Contact us for a conversation or a campus tour. We would love to meet you and your family.