At MWJDS, we believe that creative arts are a critical element to a well-balanced child. Our students develop an appreciation for how art, music, drama and dance can help them look at and interpret the world around them.
Students participate in formal art instruction where they get the opportunity to bring art to life. The art curriculum is a combination of art history and multi-media expression. Students learn how art allows them to express themselves through languages other than spoken or written, and to understand the contributions of the arts and artists to cultures past and present. Students are also exposed to concepts such as shape, form, color, space and some mastering of skills such as the application of concepts for various art forms. Our art specialist works with the classroom teachers to integrate art into the daily curriculum and grade-specific themes.
What is life without music? Music is an important aspect of learning at MWJDS which enables various forms of expression, both verbal and nonverbal. Our program provides the foundation for music appreciation which helps our students grow as listeners and performers. Students learn about music from America and around the world, along with a special focus on Israeli traditional and modern Jewish music (both liturgical and folk), and trope (a musical notation used in chanting our holy texts). Informal singing, as well as targeted learning through song (e.g., foreign language acquisition), can be found throughout our school and throughout our day. Our more formal musical group, the Makhelah (chorus) performs at local nursing homes and community events and participates in Kol Haneshama, the annual Day School music festival.
Cirque Du So’Hanuka Talent Show
Every winter, we delight in seeing what our talented students are up to. Singing, dancing, card tricks, gymnastics, jokes, and more!