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Understanding the Role of Arts Education

Last updated 5 years ago

How does art contribute to your student’s educational enrichment and increase his or her chances for the best college placement? Beginning with a strong early education program, coursework in the arts allows students to express themselves creatively, stimulates language and communications skills, and even creates the foundation for moral values. Here is an overview of the role that a comprehensive arts education can play in your young student’s life.

Creative Expression

From an early age, the arts instill in students both the personal fulfillment of a job well done and the satisfaction that accompanies creative self-expression. In fact, visual arts stimulates the imagination and critical thinking and builds self-confidence in children from early childhood onward. Art provides an outlet for children to articulate their visions of themselves and the larger world and enables them to expand their horizons and learn about new cultures.

Language Development

By working with their peers on projects, visual and performing arts increase team-building and problem-solving skills and teach children to respect alternate viewpoints. Furthermore, art has been proven to enhance communication skills. Students who receive comprehensive arts education are more flexible when presented with challenges, better able to reflect on goals, and more adept at recognizing resources necessary to complete projects.

Individual Values

The best visual and performing arts teachers allow students to grow, develop, and nurture their individual creativity. From string lessons as a young child in our Lower School to performing center stage in a musical in our Upper School, opportunities for individual creative expression are endless at The Benjamin School.

To learn more about The Benjamin School’s commitment to a visual and performing arts education for children from early childhood through college preparation, call us today at (561) 472-5998. Our educators are dedicated to developing a lasting involvement and appreciation of the arts in all of our students through course offerings in music, drawing, photography, dance, and much more. 


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