Philosophy of Fine Arts Education
Saint James Catholic School believes that the arts are a part of daily life and essential to the development of the whole child: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Arts education fosters creative thinking, logical reasoning, problem solving, emotional intelligence, and resilience across all subject areas. Furthermore, arts education teaches the skills of self-expression, self-reflection, respectful communication, and open-mindedness, all of which generate an appreciation for one's own place in school and society as well as an appreciation for the diverse talents and cultures of others. Regardless of age or talent, human beings are inherently artistic, and immersing students in arts education providesh them with emotional and academic benefits that, while serving students across curricular areas and throughout their whole life, can only be attained through fine arts education.