Art is essential to the way we teach at the Novato Charter School, and is creatively integrated into every core subject: Language, Mathematics, History, Science, etc.
“The arts are not just expressive and affective, they are deeply cognitive. They develop essential thinking tools — pattern recognition and development; mental representations of what is observed or imagined; symbolic, allegorical and metaphorical representations; careful observation of the world; and abstraction from complexity. The arts also contribute to the education of young children by helping them realize the breadth of human experience, see the different ways humans express sentiments and convey meaning, and develop subtle and complex forms of thinking.”
Click the links below to learn more about why the arts are essential to a whole education.