At Bright Water Waldorf School, artistic expression and imaginative exploration are essential parts of a student’s academic, social, and physical development. Although some of the arts are taught as discrete subject classes (e.g. Strings, Band, Woodwork), art permeates every facet of learning.
The imagination is nourished, compassion is developed, and an appreciation for beauty is felt and recognized within each classroom.
Beginning in the early childhood classes, circle time and group songs connect the children with rhythm, melody, and pitch. Students rise into the early grades with flute and lyre playing. Formal subject classes for music instruction start in the fourth grade with Strings. The middle school offers either a continuation of Strings class or Band as students venture into more complex arrangements and playing together in ensembles.