At Crestmont, the Arts are integral to students’ academic experience and bring joy and richness to the classroom. Each grade has a dedicated music and visual arts session at least once a week, and many classroom activities incorporate visual art, dance and movement, and music. Our visual arts classes allow students to get messy while creating unique work and learning about artists from around the world. Our music program uses the Orff method that combines song and instrument playing with movement. Our energetic and dedicated music teacher, Dianne H., leads each class in songs from different cultures and regions and leads the whole school in weekly singalongs. Drama and dance are incorporated into class time: each class – kindergarten through middle school – performs a play at the end of the school year.
Our physical education program emphasizes the importance of engaging in regular fitness activities as a component of leading a healthy life. Mr. Michael promotes teamwork, good sportsmanship, a physically active lifestyle and confidence through creative and fun activities. Students partake in activities including dance moves, Banana Tag, squats, and step-ups, all the while having fun and learning to enjoy moving their bodies in an intentional and healthy way.