Middle School Arts
In Westtown's Middle School, arts classes add a special dimension to the curriculum, igniting creativity, encouraging students to draw on novel kinds of thinking and emphasizing problem-solving. According to the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, students of today should be proficient in
- Demonstrating originality and inventiveness in work
- Developing, implementing and communicating new ideas to others
- Being open and responsive to new and diverse perspectives
- Acting on creative ideas to make a tangible and useful contribution to the domain in which the innovation occurs
But important as skill development is, Westtown arts classes are more than that: they're also fun. Students enjoy hands-on learning that leads to a finished product they're proud of, whether it's the production of a Shakespearean play or the creation of a perfect coffee mug. Gallery shows, displays in the Middle School lobby, recordings, and smiling faces-that's where you can see what's special about the arts at Westtown Middle School.