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Fine Arts No Border


We open the minds of students to new worlds and cultures and enable them to creatively express themselves and value the multiple perspectives of others.

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Every student is engaged in a high quality arts education at every grade level and will make meaning of new ideas by applying artistic learning to new situations to become a creative, independent, and critical thinker.

The primary goal of education is to enable children to develop their minds and intellectual capabilities using all forms of creative intelligence as means for achieving this goal. The expressions of thoughts and feelings take many forms. Art, music, dance, and theatre communicate thoughts and feelings through visual forms, sounds, and movements.

For children to develop their mental capabilities and realize their fullest potential, they need to be exposed to many kinds of knowledge, to many ways of knowing their world and expressing their thoughts. Through experiences in art, music, dance, and theatre, children learn to express themselves in terms of their own ideas and feelings. All the fine arts – performing and visual – provide knowledge about the world, its cultures, and ways of experiencing them that contribute to an understanding that is unique.

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Resources for Parents and Students

Superintendent's Committee for Performances in MCPS (SCPS)
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10 Lessons the Arts Teach by Elliot Eisner

25 Action Items to Keep Music in the Schools  

Arts Edge-Kennedy Center
Free digital resource for learning in, through, and about the arts

ArtSpeak! is a nationally known organization which brings performing artists into schools for an "up close and personal" experience.
 Glenstone  Glenstone Museum regularly hosts middle and high school MCPS students, offering them tours of outdoor sculptures and current exhibitions. The visits encourage them to explore the connection between art, architecture, and nature through an inquiry-based approach.  Glenstone Museum is committed to supporting students and teachers in our community. The museum provides bus transportation and substitute teacher reimbursement for all MCPS visits.