The Performing Arts program is a vibrant part of Wise life, inspiring creativity, encouraging a pursuit of new passions, and providing a vehicle to develop untapped skills. Students build vocal, dramatic and oratorical skills through participating in the Spring Musical, our choral programs, or the orchestra. They cultivate a deep appreciation for the power of music, gain a love of theater and build confidence in their unique talents. Through these extracurricular opportunities, students share their art with our community via concerts, plays, and other performances.
The art program at Wise School is a cornerstone of our students’ creative thinking, self-expression, and problem solving. It allows each child’s self-discovery through the exploration of the external environment. We encourage and empower students through the creation of original work and the introduction to famous artists and works of art. They are challenged to think like architects, designers, inventors, and fine artists and produce multi-dimensional projects applying basic design elements and principles using a variety of media. These extraordinary efforts culminate in an annual school-wide art exhibit representing the work of every student.
Music weaves a vital cultural tapestry across our generations connecting every person around the world through song. The Wise School music program preserves and enriches that indelible global harmony by offering a myriad of choral, instrumental and music classes all of which provide various performance, community, and learning-based opportunities. In weekly music classes, students sing songs related to holidays and customs, as well as learn about composers, music appreciation, music history, and the basic elements of music. Each grade level has a presentation of a holiday or an event, with music and dance being a major component of the program. Music innovation takes place in our aptly-titled state-of-the-art Music Innovation Lab: a technological, sonic, and hands-on marvel unique to our campus. And on Fridays, the carpool line comes alive with melodies spanning The Beatles to Beethoven.
At Wise School, our path leads to wisdom and truth wherever it may be, leaving no stone unturned or unexamined on the journey. In our Digital Lens program, students become thoughtful observers on that journey, uncovering life’s subtle surprises by learning to use the camera to capture meaningful moments in time. They learn visual storytelling and the impact an image can have on the perspective of a story. Sophisticated and technical instruction hones and elevates each student’s approach — culminating in curated collections of their work in digital displays and exhibition spaces throughout campus.