Where We Stand on Arts Education

What We Believe

It is widely acknowledged that arts education is integral to educational excellence. While recognized as essential fields of learning in and of themselves, the arts can deepen and enliven learning in all subject areas. Education in the arts provides significant opportunities for critical thinking, creative problem solving, skill development, collaborative learning, autonomous judgment, and meaningful community involvement. The arts provide knowledge of our own cultural heritage and enlighten us about other cultures, past and present. Moreover, the arts enable students of all ages to address fundamental human issues such as values, feelings, ethics, standards, and social or environmental concerns.  Click Here to download the Where We Stand brochure.