Fine Arts

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Overview

  • Elementary Art & Music

    Elementary students receive visual art instruction from visual art specialists who are assigned to each school. The instruction is conducted in designated art classrooms. Each student (K-5) receives a minimum of 45 minutes of art instruction per week (1st & 2nd grade 50 min.). In addition, the visual art specialists are available to work with students and teachers on limited special projects.
     


    Middle School Program

    Visual art, music, and drama instruction in the middle schools is offered on rotating and elective class schedules. During the course of the three years, all students will have had the opportunity to receive instruction in each art form.
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    Special Opportunities for Elementary and Middle School Students

    The elementary and middle schools are very fortunate to have active PTO Creative Arts and Sciences Committees. These parent groups work cooperatively citywide to place artists, scientists and historians in the schools for performances and special events throughout the year.
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    High School


    Both high schools offer comprehensive art, music and drama programs. In each school, the students are able to elect a variety of courses which carry varying amounts of credit. All students must complete an arts requirement for graduation. As part of and in addition to regular scheduled courses, each school offers a variety of arts related activities for student involvement and participation.

Noteworthy News

  • The Fine Arts Department has completed a comprehensive K-12 Arts Curriculum & Program Review. The review began in the fall of 2010 and culminated in a presentation to the Newton School Committee on October 28, 2013. A variety of recommendations were proposed that will strengthen and grow arts education in Newton for students at all levels. Please read the report by clicking the link below.
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Education Center Student Art Exhibits

  • Receptions take place on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Education Center from 4:00 to 6:00PM. The artwork is available for viewing during regular business hours and most evenings when the Education Center is open.
     
    View a slideshow of our Fall 2012 Art Show below:
     

Music Performances

  • COMING SOON: Click below to hear one of our recent concerts.