Fine arts are an important part of Ramalynn’s curriculum. From visual arts and music to creative writing and theater, arts are incorporated into regular classroom activities whenever possible.
Not only do student enjoy fine arts, but research shows that involvement in the arts is associated with gains in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking, verbal skills, motivation, concentration, confidence, and teamwork.
Here are a few of the fine art activities offered to Ramalynn students throughout the year.
All students have weekly music classes, starting with introductory classes in preschool and kindergarten. Older students take part in the Ramalynn chorus and have the option to participate in band and/or orchestra. Private lessons for many musical instruments are available through the school.
Ramalynn offers students several opportunities to get involved with theater each year, from classroom skits to all-school productions. Our biggest production is the bi-annual, all-school production of “The Nutcracker”—where every student has a part. On non-Nutcracker years, interested students perform a drama such as Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice” or “Tales of the Trojan War”.
During the summer we give students the opportunity to take a deep dive in to a variety of artistic genres. Ramalynn’s offers week-long summer camps that focus on topics such as:
- Drawing or cartooning
- Dance (ballet, jazz, Bollywood, and hip hop)
- Silent movie making
- Computer graphics
- Creative writing