At MPA, we courageously believe in creativity. We embrace, support, and nurture the inherent ability of all children to be makers, thinkers, and expressive human beings and place great emphasis on arts education. Having our students engaged in the visual and performing arts at every division isn't just about fostering an appreciation for the arts. It's about helping students develop the ability to practice perseverance, develop ingenuity, and understand that ideas can be expressed in more than just words. Through authentic experiences as musicians, artists, and performers, each student has the opportunity to maximize their artistic potential, build confidence, and create beauty.

Art is an essential element in the growth and development of every student. The art department provides authentic learning experiences for students to create and produce solutions to visual problems thus gaining insight to the elements of the visual language. Through a variety of methods and mediums, students develop skills in self-expression and realize an appreciation of the world around them.

Fine Arts Facts

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Art taught by expert specialists and offered K-12
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60 percent of Upper School students sing in a choir
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art viewed as essential to building creative confidence