Fine Arts

Understanding that children are artistic by nature and interested in creative expression,
Lake Forest Country Day School has created a Fine Arts Program that is rich, engaging, and
personally fulfilling for each child.
-- LFCDS Fine Arts Teacher

Our Fine Arts Philosophy

Full year courses are offered to all students in visual arts and music, and drama is offered to students in fourth grade and above. Students learn creative modes of problem solving and develop a diverse array of expressive, analytical, and developmental skills. Guided and inspired by teachers who are performing artists and award-winning music instructors, students are immersed in a practical curriculum that promotes collaborative skills, self-expression, perseverance, and confidence in a safe and fun environment.

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  • Visual Arts

    Early Childhood Center students are exposed to artistic concepts within the classroom.
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  • Music & Performing Arts

    All students at LFCDS participate in the music program starting in preschool.

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  • Drama

    Drama engages students in a progressive curriculum in grades four through eight.

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On Brain Research & The Fine Arts

Neurological research has proven there is a direct correlation between early exposure to a Fine Arts curriculum and the advanced development of reading and mathematics skills. Children who receive early training in music have been known to progress more efficiently with their reading fluency. Early immersion in visual arts is scientifically proven to increase mathematical concept-building skills in children. Overall, brain research shows that a strong Fine Arts education can result in increased connectivity between the right and left hemispheres of the brain and the growth of stronger comprehension skillsets.
A co-educational independent school for students age 2 through Grade 8.
Graduating students of strong character with a passion for learning since 1888.

Lake Forest Country Day School