Art Education. Students, grades K-5, receive an art instructor’s lesson once a week in the art classroom. Instructors are experienced artists and deliver excellent lessons that are grade level specific. Art education develops self-esteem and self-expression, as well as, appreciation for the work of others. Our art teachers collaborate with regular classroom teachers to integrate other subjects with art classes.
Music Education. Students attend weekly music classes where a love and appreciation for music is fostered. Music teachers provide a balanced curriculum and various performance opportunities. Our music teachers collaborate with regular classroom teachers to integrate other subjects, such as social studies, with music. In our music classes, students learn how to play pitched and non-pitched instruments. They also move to, sing, read, notate and compose music.
Middle Schools offer Theater, Art, Orchestra, Band, and Chorus.
Art Education. Students learn to identify attributes of various art forms and styles. Depending on the grade level, students learn to draw, paint, sketch, create sculptures and explore many avenues of art. Visual arts of various cultures are introduced.
Music Education. Music instruction is designed for students interested in learning music elements, theory and playing band or orchestra instruments. Students receive group instruction and perform in concerts during the school year. Chorus students learn to sing music written in two and three parts, with good expression, breath control and technical accuracy. Students learn music of different genres and cultures and also perform in concerts.
Theater Education. Students experience a wide variety of drama instruction. A focus on becoming comfortable in front of an audience, staging, and group work is emphasized. Students are involved in performances as an application of learning.
Arts Integration is an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form. Students engage in a creative process which connects an art form and another subject area and meets objectives in both. The Arts integration approach to teaching is being implemented at Paloma
over a three year period which began with teacher trainings in the 2015-16 school year.