Art and Music Programs

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Art programs

The art program at The Gateway School is designed to provide all of our students with the opportunity to:

  • inspire creativity
  • develop problem-solving skills
  • expose them to a variety of ability-appropriate art projects

These projects increase their interest in the arts and most importantly build the students’ confidence and self-esteem.
 
All of our students participate in the end-of-the-year Art Exhibit at Gateway School during graduation. This event enables both students and parents to appreciate the hard work and accomplishments made during the school year. On several occasions our students’ art is selected to be exhibited at local libraries and other community locations.

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Music programs

students enjoying the music program at the gateway schoolThe music program at Gateway School focuses on finding and strengthening the talents of each individual student. Both choral and instrumental music are taught in class two times per week. In addition, students have the opportunity to join chorus and practice their composition skills using computers in Music Lab. Music Lab is a collaboration between the music and science departments to infuse STEM learning into music education. Our students also have the opportunity to participate in our Holiday and Spring shows, and a talent show performed each school year to showcase the students’ musical skills.

Elementary students with special needs enjoying music program