The communication of one’s own beliefs is an important part of the philosophy of Rose and Alex Pilibos. Communicating these thoughts through art and music is especially important for the development and growth of students.
At Pilibos, music, drawing, dance, performance art, and other artistic programs are offered at different times throughout the year. Students are encouraged to explore their curiosity and creativity, striving to find and cultivate their artistic voice.
Pilibos continually strives to improve its arts program with the support and encouragement of parents, faculty, and its students.
In grades K- 5, the arts are incorporated into the curriculum to encourage creativity and as a form of articulation. From visual arts, to performing arts, to art history, students are exposed to a wide array of art disciplines. The love and appreciation for the arts is instrumental in creating a well-rounded student and increasing pathways to learning.
Students in each grade take one music class, one performing arts class, and one visual arts class. Some of the various forms of art students are exposed to are:
- Script writing
- Art history
In grades 6-8, students are further encouraged to explore their creativity and cultivate their artistic voice. With a 360 approach, students are exposed to various disciplines of the arts and complete projects and lessons as they examine, cultivate, and explore all aspects of art. From graphic design, advertising, fine arts, illustration, product design, environmental design,photography, and filmmaking, students apply all these forms of art to specific assignments and projects geared toward a final project and show.
In grades 9-12, students are encouraged to further develop their interest in the arts through elective classes. Whether students continue down the path of photography, digital media, music appreciation, or other classes, they can advance in their technical skills, develop a better understanding in their interested field of study, and further explore their passion for the arts.
Through real world projects, students learn to design, innovate, and cultivate their ideas.