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Philosophy Statement

At ISB, the Performing Arts department fosters an understanding of the world by facilitating a life-long love of the arts. Each discipline of the Performing Arts engages the intellectual, physical and emotional aspects of a child to promote creativity, self-expression, collaboration, multicultural awareness, interdisciplinary study and critical thinking.

As a Performing Arts department, we value:
  • creativity
  • self-expression
  • multicultural awareness
  • arts as a vehicle for understanding the world
  • interdisciplinary study
  • critical thinking
We believe that students learn the Performing Arts best when they:
  • are motivated and supported in a joyful and safe learning environment
  • have a purpose-built space, tools and resources needed to learn and practice their art
  • share leadership and take responsibility for their own learning
  • are inspired through exposure to world class artists, experts, and performances
  • develop self-awareness, empathy and understanding of the world through the arts
  • collaborate and connect within an ensemble as they create, prepare, practice and share their art
  • perform their art in varied and authentic settings


When developing our Theater curriculum, standards are based on the National Arts Standards.

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