Beginning in Kindergarten, all students participate weekly in basic classroom music and art instruction. Students begin to develop an understanding of music and art fundamentals, different music/art genres and music/art history. The depth of experience and knowledge will be expanded upon each year, and will also be supported in their academic classroom education through Core Knowledge.
Starting in 2nd grade, students have the opportunity to get involved in the choir program at JCS: Melody Makers Choisten, students are introduced to Core Knowledge integration with art projects that reflect what is being taught in the classroom. During Arts classes, students are also given many opportunities to get hands-on experiences in creating their own art work. Throughout the year, students can enter their artwork into several city-wide contests.