Art and music are everywhere, yet many schools have debated if they still need these classes in their curriculums. Walton Academy teaches art and music at every grade level because we feel it is still very much important for children to learn. Not only is it a creative outlet, but kids can develop mentally and emotionally. There are many hidden benefits to art and music that many people may not be aware of.

1.  Improves Academic Achievement

Art and music is a way for kids to be creative, which can make it an enjoyable part of their school day. Including creative courses in everyday curriculum can increase motivation which can lead to higher attendance and better attitudes at school. This positive outcome from art and music classes can improve the overall attitude at school which can improve academic performance. Americans for the Arts did a study on student involvement, and it was shown that the students involved were four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement and participate in math/science fairs. It was also shown that these students were three times more likely to win an award for attendance and be elected for school office.

2. Enhances Creativity and Skill

Creativity can be linked to art and music, but there are many hidden benefits not everyone may be aware of. Music and art both encourage kids to express themselves which can lead to the development of innovation skills. These skills can set your child apart from the rest when applying to jobs and colleges. Children involved in music have been shown to have faster development in reading and language skills.

3. Visual Learning

Music and art are fun learning opportunities, without children realizing they are learning. Critical thinking skills are huge when it comes to art and music. Drawing and painting are great ways for students to learn visually while also building visual-spatial skills. All kinds of musical instruments use logical and abstract thinking as well as problem solving. Outside of academics, students can become more culturally aware. Hearing different music and art works from other countries shows kids diversity. Visual ways of learning about culture is processed different in their brain then reading about a culture in a textbook.

4. Develops Discipline

Getting involved in art and music can begin to build a child’s confidence. When they finally finish an art project, or successfully play a song on an instrument, they feel good about themselves. This confidence can boost their self esteem, and encourage them to learn more. This confidence can also transfer over to their academics. Just as they had perseverance to learn in art and music, they will want to succeed in math or reading too.

Why Choose Walton Academy?

Walton Academy is always striving to provide a consistent, nurturing and innovative environment for our students. We understand that early childhood educations plays a large role in your child’s development, so we ensure they receive a high quality education. With small classrooms and highly qualified teachers, you can be sure your child will receive individualized instruction, character education and social-emotional habits.

Walton Academy firmly believes that an environment with minimal distractions is key to student success.  To achieve an optimal learning environment and experience, we require each child to undergo our enrollment screening process.  During our enrollment screening process students are observed and assessed academically, behaviorally, and socially.  Our enrollment screening ensures that our classroom environment remains focused and that each student can excel and reach their full potential. Contact Us today to learn mor