We recently completed our 12th Annual Festival of the Arts at Rowntree Montessori Schools – Top Private School in Brampton. We are very proud of all of our students for showcasing their talents! We agree that “learning art goes beyond creating more successful students. It creates more successful human beings” (Neil Swap, Creativity and Academics: The Power of an Arts Education, 2016). According to Neil Swap, there are five main benefits of an Arts Education. Firstly, “through the Arts, students develop skills like resilience, grit, and a growth mindset to help them master their craft, do well academically, and succeed in life after high school.” We see this especially from our students who graduate in Grade 8 who have achieved significant successes in their educational achievements and lives outside of the school. With a well-rounded education as their foundation they are able to continue into successful future studies. Swap also says that the Arts help increase a student’s self-confidence. We recently witnessed this in many performances at the Festival of the Arts. Students who continue to perform each year make improvements in their self-confidence inside and outside of the classroom and on stage. Below is a video featuring one RMS student who has made great achievements with his ability to play the piano.
Swap also points to research that “connects learning music to improved verbal memory, second language pronunciation accuracy, reading ability, and executive functions in youth.” He also shares an example of how participating in a music ensemble allows “students learn to verbally, physically, and emotionally communicate with their peers, conductor, and audience.” Finally, he suggests that an appreciation for the Arts deepens cultural and self-understanding. We could not agree more about the importance of Arts in a well-rounded education. Below is a video of a pair of siblings completing a beautifully choreographed dance, which clearly has taken time and effort to prepare.
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