Arts Program

Visual Arts

Discipline-based curriculum incorporating art history, criticism, production, and aesthetic perception. Students experience ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, and printmaking.

Performing Arts

Music

Performance-based curriculum designed to develop natural talents through singing, listening, movement, and playing instruments in the primary grades and strings, band, keyboard, or vocal, beginning in third grade.

Dance

Performance-based curriculum designed to foster self-expression through creative movement in the primary grades and jazz, tap, and ballet beginning in third grade.

Theater

Discipline and performance-based curriculum designed to develop dramatic talent through the study of theater arts, the history of theater, and improvisation.

Communication Arts

Television Production

Curriculum designed to introduce the world of broadcasting in Plumosa’s own TV studio as well as the production and development of audio and multimedia presentations.

Graphic Design and Digital Media

Curriculum designed to develop expertise in podcasting, graphic design, creative writing, desktop publishing, video production, and photo-journalism using PLumosa’s state-of-the-art Apple Computer Lab.

Dual Language Program

The Dual Language Program in Spanish begins in kindergarten and continues through fifth grade.

Students receive 50% of their instruction in Spanish and 50% in English. Languages are taught separately at all times. Student academic progress is monitored in both languages.

The benefits of dual language immersion include:

Fluency in a second language
Cross-cultural understanding and appreciation 
Increased self-esteem
Superior critical thinking skills
Higher levels of reading achievement