Music and Drama are both linked and taught explicitly to provide students with an understanding of theory, history, exposure to genres, as well as opportunities to perform.
While drama is taught by a specialist in 3rd-8th grade, dramatic activities are planned on an ongoing basis by the Chinese, English, and French teachers at all grade levels to enable their students to develop their vocabulary, oral fluency, pronunciation, memory, and knowledge of certain historical periods or cultures, and to build self- confidence. Dance and physical expression may also be integrated within the classroom curriculum. In elementary school, students participate in Readers’ Theatre and perform short plays and skits for both their classmates and students in other grade levels. Some classes elect to organize a performance for parents. Music is taught by a specialist, beginning in 1st grade.