Visual & Performing Arts

 middle school student painting a picture of a flower in a pot with watercolors

At St. Cassian School, the arts are pathways to developing problem-solving skills, inspiring creative and independent thought processes that translate into academic success. The visual and performing arts are integrated into the academic areas of the curriculum, creating learning opportunities that maximize instruction and address the multiple intelligences of our students.

Arts integration happens through programs such as NJPAC's "Dancing Classrooms", which integrates the art of ballroom dancing with the development of literacy and social skills in our 5th grade students. It also occurs through other programs like the Chamber Music of Lincoln Center Program, which develops literary skills and expands the students' knowledge of music history and theory. The program involves students in 3rd to 5th grades learning from teaching artists and attending three Lincoln Center concerts yearly.

The MIAD electives also offer many visual and performing arts classes that are designed to support and enhance academic learning. Classes, such as musical theater directed by either NJPAC or Bergen PAC professionals, promote growth in different academic areas and culminate in musical theater productions.

In addition to the arts integrative programs, students have weekly visual arts and music classes and can enroll in the School Band. All middle school students also learn Hand Bells and perform at school concerts and celebratory Masses.

  In the photo below, students are Participating in NJ PAC's Colors of the Rainbow Competition.



The photos below show the cast of Little Mermaid, Jr., a musical theater Production produced through a BergenPAC partnership.

Musical Theater little mermaid

Pictured below is a display from St. Cassian's Spring Visual Arts Exhibition. 

Art show

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