Eighth grade students recently presented their research on great architectural wonders of the Gunpowder Empires: the Great Mosque of Suleiman in Istanbul from Ottoman Empire (Turkey); the Great Shah Mosque in Esfahan from the Safavid Empire (Iran); the Cathedral of St. Basil in Moscow from the Russian Empire (Russia); and the Taj Mahal in Agra from the Mughal Empire (India).
Theater & Dance
The Theater & Dance Department believes that knowledge is best created through the transformation of experience. The department offers project-based experiences to expand the student’s mind, body and heart.
Using a combination of theoretical investigation and practical application, students of all levels explore classical and contemporary concepts. Through collaboration, students build working relationships with their peers and faculty. In classes and in performance, students are encouraged to take risks and cultivate strategies for overcoming failure. Students develop confidence and resilience, in part by giving and receiving regular feedback. Students are challenged to reach a level of mastery in one or more skill set by practicing, presenting, producing and performing.
department of Theater & Dance goals
- Develop effective communication skills through collaborative problem-solving
- Value the process of creating as much as to the achievement of success
- Build a strong community, a safe place for personal growth and creative risks
- Promote convergent and divergent thinking