Education in the arts is an integral part of the development of each human being. Those who have studied learning processes throughout the ages, beginning with Plato, have emphasized the importance of the arts in the education process. Arts education refers to education in the disciplines of music, dance, theatre, and visual arts. Study in the arts is integral to our school. The arts cannot be learned through occasional or random exposure any more than math or science can. Education and engagement in the fine arts are an essential part of the school curriculum and an important component in the educational program of every student at Holy Trinity Episcopal School.
Art study is an essential part of the school curriculum and an important component in the educational program of every student at Holy Trinity Episcopal School. Regular engagement in the arts is as essential to our program as language art, math, and science. Participation in arts is inclusive; there are no barriers of race, religion, culture, geography, or socioeconomic levels.
For our students, art activities provide a forum for individual expression while promoting communication and exploration. Their involvement in the creative process itself builds skills and experience, providing a foundation that they will need to succeed in our ever-changing media, technology, and information age.
Music is one art form that exercises complex thinking abilities in children. This is one way that cognitive skills are developed. Imagination is fostered when one creates his own tune. Memory exercise is enhanced when learning old tunes. Music can serve as one of the ways to boost a child's self-esteem, especially someone who is less strong in academic subjects. Playing an instrument or singing a song at an annual function of the school can do wonders for a child’s self-esteem. Therefore, music is an integral part of our learning here at Holy Trinity Episcopal School, where we focus on the whole child’s learning.