TMCS believes that the arts represent an essential component of a student’s education.
With a subject matter as broad as life itself, the arts easily relate to aspects of almost everything else that is taught. The arts are symbolic of the human condition and help us to understand ourselves. Unlike many other subjects of study, the arts usually do not demand one correct response. Instead of telling students what to think, the arts engage their minds to sort out their own reactions and articulate them through the medium at hand.
Through attaining a basic knowledge of the arts, children are not only better prepared to understand and appreciate works of art, but also able to communicate their ideas, feelings and judgments to others.
All students will receive formal art and music instruction as well as additional instruction from their classroom teacher. All teachers at TMCS incorporate music, art, dance and/or theater as extension activities for lessons from history, language arts, and sciences. While reinforcing learning from other disciplines, such hands-on activities serve to build self-control, discipline, cooperation and sequencing skills, as well as providing a holistic basis to education.