Monthly field trips to theaters and museums. Voice instruction. Regular performance opportunties and an Artist-in-Residence program. The arts are alive and well at MSGH.
Visiting Artists and Artist-in-Residence
Thanks to the generous parents, donors and sponsors of the annual MSGH gala, we bring in various fine and performing artists to the campus to enhance our children’s understanding and awareness of the arts. Our Visiting Artist Program has evolved over the years to include an Artist-in-Residence. Most recently Michelle Thomas has served as our Artist-in-Residence and as a multi-media artist has introduced the children to a variety of techniques.
Singing is a significant part of many of our traditions. Our voice program incorporates vocal coaching with music education. As with all Montessori-based learning experiences, children have the opportunity to learn more than just basic information. Through listening and experimentation, they discover what their voices can do and how many voices together can create different kinds of music.
Dr. Montessori and Dr. Shinichi Suzuki were contemporaries. They had very similar philosophies regarding child development, and a real understanding of the child’s true nature. Suzuki cello lessons are offered on a weekly basis after school. Lessons are scheduled in advance and billed through the school.
Third and fourth-year Primary children and Elementary children enjoy field trips to augment what they are learning in the classroom. Field trips often include visits to local theatres and museums. They also enjoy seasonal activities such as apple picking, maple sugaring and visits to local farms.