Art and Music
Students explore their physical, creative, and social interest through a rich arts program that engages students in the visual, auditory and performing arts.
The visual arts program is based on standards developed by the Kennedy Center for the Arts. Students from Pre-Kindergarten to high school develop processes for critically judging artwork, in addition to understanding and applying a range of media and techniques in creating their own masterpieces. The program provides unique learning experiences in each grade level and sequential content.
Eastwood students participate yearly in university-led arts fairs, and are amongst the top prize winners amongst hundreds of students from around the country In addition to music, dance is also an integral part of the curriculum. Students are exposed to different dance genres. Folk dance is one example of dance where students are exposed to different cultures from around the world. Brain-Dance is an innovative program that students partake in at the Elementary level.
This dance program is comprised of eight fundamental movement patterns that enhance the central nervous system to develop balance, attention, memory, eye-tracking, behavior, sensory integration, and motor skills. The physical skills that students acquire lead to better control of mental functions, and hence, increased academic performance. Students in the early childhood and elementary school are regularly engaged in the performing arts and participate in performances during Independence Day, Christmas, Family day, and the end of the school year. In middle and high school, students may participate in elective drama courses which result in elaborate productions.
The school’s sports program is an important part of the curriculum. With an effort to promote a healthy lifestyle all students take part in a formal physical education program. Students are exposed to a wide variety of individual and team sports.
Interscholastic sports competitions are held throughout the year. Students have many opportunities to interact with students from other schools and learn to function effectively as members of a team or group.