The Inly "culture of creativity" permeates every classroom. Creativity and creative problem solving are integral parts of daily life at all grade levels. In our academic curriculum we challenge our students to become problem solvers and creative thinkers by constantly asking them:
to take risks
to take another look at things they think they already know
to find unique ways to present their knowledge to others
Arts education and 21st century skills
At Inly we take arts education seriously. Our rich visual and performing arts curriculum benefits all students, at every level. Our theater immersion program is especially noteworthy: From Kindergarten through Middle School, every student participates in an annual musical production as part of the regular school-day curriculum.
What do theater arts teach us?
Learning to sing helps students excel in their diction and public speaking.
Practicing improvisation hones the lifelong skill of relating to people in all kinds of situations.
Learning choreography improves students’ spatial awareness and expands their ability to learn patterns and sequences.
Reading and memorizing lines reinforces the academic skills they are learning in the classroom.
Working with a team to transform an empty stage into a memorable story empowers students to be creative.
Altogether, putting on a musical helps students learn how to confidently present themselves to the world.