Our Baltimore School combines a rigorous college prep program with pre-professional training in the arts. We offer programs in dance, film, music, stage design and production, theatre, and the visual arts.
Our students spend four hours a day in art classes, taught by working professionals, and four hours a day in academics.
Sure, they’re becoming excellent artists. But they’re also building skills such as collaboration, time management, discipline, and grit. The result? Our high school graduation rate is close to 100 percent, and our six-year college graduation rate is 81 percent, well above the national average.
I teach Physics to four classes of Baltimore arts students. When they are in science class, they aspire to produce products that include art, video, music and dance, paralleling and connecting with their arts discipline. Film and visual artists want to express themselves through video and images! Musicians would like to relate physics to sound and music! Theater and dance students can add aspects of their discipline through technology. Access to technology with Samsung Chromebooks will allow each group to express themselves far beyond the limitations of paper and pencil. Physics will become an arts integrated course that will inspire students to see the art in science and the science in art.
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