Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

da Vinci Logo imageda Vinci Arts Middle School

Creative minds for
challenging times.

2508 NE Everett Street | Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (503) 916-5356 | Fax: (503) 916-2721

Curriculum

At da Vinci Arts Middle School, we strive to sustain a robust and rigorous Arts-Focus option program for all students. 

Arts Program - we offer daily courses in both Visual and Performing Arts
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.
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Visual Arts - year-long focus classes include 2-D Visual Art, 3-D Visual Art, Textiles and Darkroom Photography. 
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Music - Year-long focus classes include Beginning Band, Advanced Band and Choir. 
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Dance - There are 4 levels of year-long Dance. Each features a blend of tap, jazz and ballet. 
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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.