Visual & Performing Arts

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The mission of the Allentown School District's ARTS program is to acknowledge every child's unique qualities while providing a challenging and rewarding educational experience. We believe all children are capable of learning and will achieve regardless of societal influences. It is our goal to provide each student with an enriched academic experience that prepares them to be lifelong learners and productive citizens. Our goal is to foster creativity and to develop cultural awareness in every student. We understand that in order to reach this goal, we must band together with the school program and the school community advocating rigor, respect, rights and responsibility. 

In order to develop and maintain a school culture that is attuned to the arts, all students must have academic experiences that are enriched through the integration of visual art, literature, music, theatre and dance. Participation in arts education and art activities is vital to the development of the whole child. 

Allentown School District's arts programs create opportunities for student enrichment and learning through visual arts, music theatre and dance. At the elementary, middle and high school levels, classes in the Arts provided standards-based instruction, while extra-curricular clubs and organizations offer enrichment activities in visual and performing arts.  Our students have the opportunity to be involved in numerous activities including but not limited to: art club, band, marching band, orchestra, chorus/choir/chorale, drama club/theatrical productions and dance teams.

Visual & Performing Arts Administration

Maryann Gross, Arts Administrator
grossms@allentownsd.org


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