The Arts Center of Excellence
The Weiss School Arts Center of Excellence provides gifted students with comprehensive educational experiences in the subject areas of Art and Music. The objective of the Arts Center of Excellence is to supplement the core academic instruction Weiss School students receive by providing engaging, interactive experiences that foster a true appreciation for the cultural impact of the Arts. This is a very important component of The Weiss School academic experience as the Arts assist in the development of well-rounded students to thrive in today’s society. A diverse faculty, which includes a North Palm Beach County Teacher of the Year Award winner, encourage students to develop their artistic vision, voice, and expression through a diversified Arts curriculum.
The Weiss School Art department enables students to gain foundational skills and the accompanying insight necessary to create accurate and expressive drawings, paintings, and sculptures. This is a comprehensive program that covers art history as well as introducing students to two and three-dimensional art studies and fine arts. Students are encouraged to experiment with various styles and methods of artistic expression. As students learn and acquire the ability to create what they see, they gain confidence in their own vision and expressive output. Early childhood students have Art classes once a week, K-5th grade students have Art classes twice a week, and 6th-8th grade students are able to choose the popular Art From The Heart elective course that meets twice a week.
The Weiss School Music department focuses on enabling gifted students to gain an appreciation for music which can lead to students becoming dedicated and cultured young citizens. Students have the opportunity to explore a variety of musical instruments and resources in a comprehensive music classroom that contains pianos, keyboards, guitars, violins, drums, percussion instruments, and other musical instruments. Students are provided with instruction that exposes them to the world of music and song by facilitating their creative outlets, igniting their imaginations, and nurturing their individual musical gifts. Early childhood students have Music classes once a week, K-2nd grade students have Music classes twice a week, 3rd-5th grade students have Band classes twice a week, and 6th-8th grade students are able to choose Music elective courses including Symphonic Band and Piano.