The arts program at Hillbrook encompasses music, visual, and performing arts. Our arts curriculum is designed to foster flexible, divergent, original, fluent, and imaginative thinking that focus on three key areas.
Essence of the Physical World
Art offers the experiences necessary to observe and extract the essence of the physical world and translate its components into works of music, visual, and performing art.
Artist as Historian
Exploring the historical and cultural significance of art provides the opportunity for the students to view the artist as historian, revealing the cultural beliefs and standards of the time.
Connecting with Themes
Music, visual, and performing arts are often integrated into the thematic studies of each grade. Students make masks during their study of Africa in second grade, dance during the study of Ancient China in third grade, and sculpt life-sized busts of significant historical figures in the study of the Middle Ages in sixth grade.