When learning begins in wonder, grades soar along with imaginations.
Striving to meet all aspects of each child’s developmental and educational needs for challenge, our curriculum combines science, technology, engineering, and math with the essential element of the arts. This powerful combination develops well-rounded students who not only embrace concrete skills, but can understand abstract concepts as well. Under the umbrella of our arts program, students grow confident in expressing sharing their ideas. The result is a balanced approach between academia and articulation that is rooted in 21st century learning. Whether it be communicating through a medium such as clay, or embracing the emotions of a character on the stage, our students use their imagination to complete projects that are specifically designed to make them think, explore, and experiment.
Each student at Park Maitland School becomes a part of a fine arts community that teaches the foundations of varied artistic media through our unique Artyology program. While encouraging students to build fine motor skills and create masterpieces, we embed the idea that art finds its home in sharing the wonder. Students are encouraged to stretch their imaginations, never settling on the first creative solution to an artistic assignment, and to begin with the end in mind. Art becomes a vehicle to exact change, make a statement, and represent a passion. Through community involvement in programs such as Young Masters, Winter Park Holiday Art Competition, the Wells Fargo Art Show, the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, Art For a Cause, and several themed Park Maitland exhibitions throughout the year, the idea of publishing and displaying art becomes as important as the art itself.
The Park Maitland campus is always a magical stage for every teacher. However, we pride ourselves in the manner in which we spread this ability to perform and embrace our emotions to our students. Encouraging our junior thespians to bring their unique characteristics to the table is a personal goal for each member of our performing arts department. In drama classes, students marvel at their newly found voice as they role-play themselves out of a conflict and improv their way into a creative solution. In music, they grow their vocals into trained instruments and pair music theory with its application. They experience the ultimate moment of awe after memorizing lines, lyrics, and choreography in order to debut their new selves in an annual musical performance. This transformation is undeniably driven by wonder!