Art is integrated into the curriculum in such activities as geometric drawings, map skills, botany and zoology nomenclature and historical illustrations for period costumes and architecture. The Human Relations Curriculum offers the study of the development and styles of art. In addition, formal art instruction gives the elementary child a variety of techniques and media for artistic expression.
The aural-oral approach is continued at the middle school level with increasing effort on reading and limited writing. Each unit contains conversation patterns, vocabulary categories and structure. It includes a short reading selection and comprehension exercises. Students complete written drills to practice the use of structure. Songs, games and cultural insights provide varied opportunities for practice and becoming more familiar with the language and the various parts of the world where it is spoken.
The music program consists of music reading, music appreciation and singing games. Students may use Orff instruments, recorders, keyboards or guitars to enhance songs learned in class. In addition, music is integrated into the curriculum through the study of history and different cultures.