The Arts continue to drive our identity during current times. It allows people to connect more deeply and open their eyes to new sights around them. Through Arts education, students are exposed to various forms of expression and strategies to communicate through a variety of culturally-influenced mediums. Participation in the Arts, especially during the early years of life, have proven to support developing culturally-responsive, compassionate, and creative contributing members of society. The Arts challenge us to rethink perspectives and demand a newer, better world.
Greenwich Public Schools offers a top-notch approach in supporting the artistic nature of each student. Students are offered opportunities to perform, present, create and respond in the music, art and theater disciplines. The support and collaboration of all the schools and community members, define a tradition of arts excellence which is highly recognized and respected within the town and state. The highly talented and professionally decorated staff provide quality, personalized instruction for each student dedicated to the program. Teaching and learning are personalized so each student is able to design, monitor and create their own experiences. All these components reinforce the development of the creative thinkers of tomorrow.
*Please note that all dates on the district event calendar are tentative and subject to change. Please confirm details with the various school locations.
Is there a special GPS Arts Educator that inspires your child and you would like to recognize them?
GRAMMY Music Awards- Each year, the GRAMMY Museum recognizes educators (K-12) who have made a lasting and significant contribution to the field of music education. In addition to honoring these teachers, they distribute over $50,000 annually in honorariums and grants to chosen educators and their schools. Visit the link for more information.
NAEA Art Educator of the Year- The National Association for Art Education (NAEA) offers the opportunity to nominate outstanding art educators from each state. NAEA aims to recognize excellence in teaching, set standards for quality art education and focus professional attention on exemplary art educators. Visit the link for more information.
The Visual Arts program in Greenwich Public Schools strive to support the artistic needs and exploration for every child.
The Music Program for Greenwich Public Schools is organized into three specific areas, Core Music Choral Music and Instrumental Music.
Theater Arts in Greenwich Public Schools is found in Greenwich High School. Students are able to select this area as an elective. The Theater Arts Programs puts on several plays which include Black Box works as well as full-staged productions. All students in the high school are afforded the opportunity to participate in the study of theater.