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Arts - Why is it that many schools curtail or eliminate the arts when there are budget cuts and restrictions? It is because widespread contemporary thought proclaims that the arts are superfluous somehow to a child's growth and development. That is not what we believe.

All parents and teachers know that a child is naturally curious and imaginative and that these are forces or gifts to be encouraged or developed. Albert Einstein said, "The greatest scientists are artists as well. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination circles the world."

At Holy Child Academy we encourage the imagination and creativity of children in countless ways, but formally through our arts program. All children in the school participate on three platforms. In the graphic arts, projects are brought to expression through many mediums: painting, drawing, modeling with clay, etc. Second, we are a singing school, and all children participate in a choir and learn how to play a musical instrument. Finally, each division of the school - preschool, lower, and middle - participate in dramatic arts and each puts on a number of performances each year. Last year the middle school performed "Godspell, Jr." while the lower school enchanted us with a version of the "Wizard of Oz."

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