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.