Performing arts is an important aspect of the Bay Farm curriculum as well as the school's culture. Full-time specialists work with the classroom teachers to ensure that art, music, drama, and dance are integrated throughout the curriculum. Visiting artists augment the arts programs and provide instruction in their specialty. Field trips to performing arts theaters, museums, and galleries give students the opportunity to view the art of others in context, often associated with the learning objectives of their Montessori classrooms.
We feel that academic learning is reinforced when students can demonstrate what they have learned through play-writing and performing, through musical composition and performance, and through two- and three-dimensional art. Our Theatre Arts Program helps our students gain self-confidence, poise, and the ability to share the most personal of work are increased in Bay Farm's trusting environment.
Having a wide range of means of communication gives students a variety of alternatives for demonstrating understanding and expressing feelings, ideas, and knowledge.