Our Arts Program
Most da Vinci students have two arts classes each day. All students forecast for both Year-long and Explore arts preferences. 6th grade students will usually have four 9-week-long (quarterly) arts Explore classes alongside 7th and 8th graders. 7th & 8th grade students have the option of taking 2 year-long focus classes with no exploratory wheel. 8th grade students engage in an Arts Capstone experience through a particular arts course. . Visual Arts - year-long focus classes include 2-D Visual Art, 3-D Visual Art, Textiles and Darkroom Photography. . Music - Year-long focus classes include Beginning Band, Advanced Band and Choir.
. Dance - There are 4 levels of year-long Dance. Each features a blend of tap, jazz and ballet.
. Drama - There are 3 levels of year-long drama classes.
Nine-week exploratory arts classes include African Drumming, 2-d Visual Art, 3-d Visual Art, Term Dance, and Exploring Drama
English Language Arts Social Studies Science Math
The arts are often used in the core curriculum classes as a way of engaging students and reinforcing learning.