We felt so fortunate to find the Ana Grace Arts Academy. Our son, Raviv, started going in 2013 as a first grader. From the time Raviv was a very small child it was clear that his interests were firmly planted in the arts. From art and music to drama and dance, Raviv always chose to spend his time engaged in artistic activities.
Since he began attending Ana Grace a little over a year ago, he has become an incredibly happy little boy, always excited to attend school, and looking forward to which ever specials he has that day. Although Dance is his favorite medium at the moment, he enjoys all of the arts classes that the school offers and revels in the luxury of being in an arts environment which feels like his proper home.
We were so impressed with our entire school experience last year that we decided to enroll our daughter as well. Ma’ayan started attending the pre-k 4 class at Ana Grace this year. Although she does not seem to have my son's clearly focused interest in the arts, I know that she looks forward to the arts specials that she gets to attend every day.
I also really like that the entire academic curriculum has an arts slant. While it seems that many schools are moving away from the creative projects that once comprised their curriculum, I feel very fortunate to have my children at a school where creativity is embraced and the teachers work hard to find ways to integrate the arts into the curriculum. For example, last year, during the butterfly unit, as well as observing the process of the butterfly and taking part in typical science curriculum about butterflies, the class also wrote poems and worked with their storyteller artist instructor to create a dramatic interpretation about the life of the butterfly.