The Country Day School art curriculum gives children opportunities to explore materials and media and discover works of art through observation and process-oriented activities. As the children experiment they are encouraged to be creative, realize artistic talents, solve problems and work collaboratively. The art curriculum is taught both in the classroom and in the studio.
The gardening program provides hands-on large group and small group classes in which students plan, dig, plant, and water seeds on our beautiful four acre campus during the fall and spring. Weather, experimentation, garden critters, and life cycles are a few of the concepts explored throughout the growing season.
The music programs focuses on developing a love of music in the students. To accomplish this, each day the children sing, play musical games and fingerplays, listen to various genres of music, play instruments, and move to music.
The children at CDS are introduced to the Spanish language through songs, games, pictures, and finger puppets. The curriculum builds on concepts that are meaningful and age-appropriate to both the children’s interests and the classroom curriculum.
School-wide topics for the Spanish enrichment include: