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Philadelphia, PA 19136

Arts & humanities

“It’s on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way. So we must dig and delve unceasingly.” – Claude Monet

We believe that involvement in the arts is a critical element for students on the road to recovery. As a result, the arts and humanities are integrated across the disciplines.

art across the disciplinesIn their coursework at The Bridge Way School students:

  • Study and engage in the process and production of creative expressionism
  • Are encouraged to explore and pursue their personal talents and interests
  • Gain the ability to express themselves outside-of-the-box within their core classes and elective offerings.
  • Form and articulate individual interpretations and perceptions of works of arts from a variety of genres

For example, in an English class they might choreograph a dance to be included in Romeo and Juliet, in a music class the West African roots of American jazz might be explored in a student’s songwriting/performance, and in social studies a student might analyze the photographs of Dorothea Lange in the context of the Great Depression.

In addition to Foundation classes in Music and Art, several electives are offered each year:

art across the discplines

  • Creative Writing
  • Language and Movement of the Stage
  • Drawing and Painting
  • Visual Communication
  • Music of the Twentieth Century

The learning objectives for the integration of instruction in the arts and humanities are grouped in the following four areas:

  1. Performance and Production
  2. Historical Context
  3. Critical Response
  4. Aesthetic Response