Creative expression is central to the developing mind. At Kimberton, we view opportunities to engage in artistic activities as essential to nurturing creative thinking. But we aren’t an art school. Our focus is on fostering creative, flexible thinking.
Our teachers carefully align creative developmental activities with emerging cognitive, emotional, and physical stages of growth. Art, music, handwork, sculpting, woodwork, movement arts and blacksmithing are intrinsically interwoven with chemistry, physics, mathematics, botany, literature and history.
We integrate art and academics in a methodology that gives richness to both. We develop analytical thinkers with imaginative minds capable of producing prolific, life-changing ideas. These are the young people who will define the world of tomorrow. And they will do so by redefining everyone’s conception of intelligence, acumen and originality.
Upon graduation from KWS, each student will have
● - identified personal strengths and weaknesses
- cultivated and implemented strategies for working with these attributes as vehicles for life-long learning.
● - demonstrated fluency in the methods of science, mathematics, history, language, literature, and the social sciences
- demonstrated awareness and understanding of the contemporary issues and historic changes related to these disciplines.
● developed skills in several artistic disciplines and, through in-depth work, gained proficiency in the fundamental aspects of the visual, performing, and practical arts.
● developed the ability to communicate in a foreign language and an understanding of other cultures.
● demonstrated the ability to express in writing and speech his or her independent and creative thoughts and judgments.
● developed a healthy, loving relationship to nature as well as an understanding of ecology and the processes of nature through actively farming and gardening, observing and living in the natural world.
● developed fundamental capacities and confidence in movement by experiencing a variety of movement activities.
● grappled with core issues of the human experience, including the nature of life, death, friendship, spirituality and vocation.
● developed compassion, empathy, responsibility and gratitude towards others through a sense of global citizenship, an awareness of contemporary societal issues, and social responsibility.
● acquired life skills in the areas of child development, health, inter-personal communication and conflict resolution, collaboration and decision-making, time management and the art of leisure.
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