Art: Our Creative Arts program gives students the opportunity to find joy in self-expression by creating works with their own hands. Children find the ability to use their imaginations to construct a work of art to be extremely satisfying. No matter what art medium they are using, (scissors, paint, clay, pastels, etc.) our children are exploring color & relationship, and are learning about design. Our Art activities are designed to teach children how to think creatively, critically and independently. Students will be introduced to famous artists and their unique styles, art history and art appreciation, and gain experience using a wide variety of art mediums. It is our goal to instill a love and appreciation for art. Every student attending on Art day will receive a 1 hour lesson.
Music: Children love listening to music, moving to music and singing. We strive to expose our students to a variety of music genres, composers and instruments. The children experience a wide range of musical terminology, notes, and instruments. Children learn about tones, scales, rhythms and musicians. Our Exploring Music curriculum is fun, educational and engaging. Every student attending on Music day will receive a 1⁄2 hour lesson.
Science: Science is fun and interesting to children. They love to see things change before their eyes. It’s like watching magic tricks! Our students will participate in a wide variety of experiments while learning about the Scientific Method. They will begin to ask questions like “What happens if I…” and they will attempt to answer their question with a hypothesis. The overall goal of science at the Primary (preschool and Kindergarten) level is to teach that science is fun and all you need to do is get a little dirty. Every student attending on Science day will receive a 1⁄2 hour lesson.
Dance: Dance is a wonderful outlet for self expression that promotes a healthy self-esteem, strong focus and exercise. It exposes children of all ages and abilities to the performing arts and encourages creativity through the joy of music and movement. We offer dance programs across both campuses.
- Dance Enrichment | Tallmadge Campus:
- Kids Bop Primary | Kids Bop Elementary: We are excited to be enhancing our Dance Enrichment program with two levels of Kids Bop Hip Hop & Jazz. Classes will be broken down by age (Primary (3-6yr) and Elementary). Kids Bop Hip Hop & Jazz is a high energy class, great for boys and girls alike. Students will learn body isolations, turns, across the floor combinations and leaps. This class is an excellent source for strength and flexibility. Your child will love this fun upbeat dance class that combines jazz, hip hop and freestyle movements together.
- Dance Enrichment | Cuyahoga Falls Campus:
- Budding Ballerinas: This is an adorable and delightful, introduction to Ballet class, geared for children ages three to six. Students will enjoy Ms. Elisabeth’s Fairy Tale Ballet with an exciting introduction to ballet through the magic of fairy tales! With a different fairy tale theme each class, dancers will learn balance and coordination while participating in an engaging and interactive manner, utilizing props and their imagination! Fairy tale themes will include characters such as Cinderella, Snow White, Pocahontas, the Little Mermaid, and many more! In addition to plenty of ballet technique, classes will consist of fairy tale story time, and students will receive coloring pages with different fairy tale characters at the end!
Kids Bop: This Hip Hop & Jazz class is a high energy class, great for boys and girls alike. Students will learn body isolations, turns, across the floor combinations and leaps. This class is an excellent source for strength and flexibility. Your child will love this fun upbeat dance class that combines jazz, hip hop and freestyle movements together.
There are two dance sessions offered per school year. Session 1 begins in September and session 2 starts in February. Sessions consist of 10 weekly lessons. Each lesson is approximately 45 minutes in length. At the end of the second session, participants perform at our International Festival. (Additional fees apply for Dance.)
Tae Kwon Do: Among the many goals Maria Montessori set for her students were respect, focus, confidence and discipline. Asian Sun, Ohio’s best Martial Arts School ranked by number of black belts produced, instructor to student ratio, and national champions; emphasizes and builds on Montessori’s goals. We are excited to partner with Asian Sun and have our students participate in their nationally acclaimed Program. The program focuses on improving children’s basic motor and listening skills, learning respectful behavior and courtesy, and developing self control in a fun and motivating way. The program curriculum consists of developing 9 major skills that are necessary for participation in any sport or activity. The skills are Respect, Focus, Teamwork, Control, Balance, Memory, Discipline, Fitness and Coordination.
Tae Kwon Do is offered as Five 6-week sessions during the school year. Each lesson is approximately 30 minutes in length. Participants test for their next rank/belt at the final class of each 6 week session. (Additional fees apply for Tae Kwon Do.)