Art, Music & Physical Education

Photo of a student playing tether ball.

Arts and physical education classes are an integral part of our curriculum at Emerson School. Although many school districts have cut these programs, we believe in the education of the whole child and know that arts and physical education lead to a balanced curriculum for learning. All students participate in art, general music, and physical education weekly. Instrumental music is offered to our students in grades 4 through 8. All lessons are driven by the special area state standards. Our special area teachers collaborate with classroom teachers to provide cohesive cross-curricular learning whenever possible.

Fine arts include: paint, oil pastels, charcoal and clay with an on-site kiln.

General music explores reading music, rhythms, keyboard and pre-instruments with recorders for our 3rd grade students. Our middle school electives include world drumming and choir. Instrumental Music provides students with interests in either band or orchestra instruments.

Our physical education program emphasizes teamwork and good sportsmanship throughout the curriculum.