Building Intellectual and Creative Confidence
Kindergartners program robots to maneuver their way through a town they built in the Tomlin Family Application Lab, a coding component to a unit on how communities function. In PE, students practice sportsmanship and teamwork and challenge themselves individually as they build skills, play games and try new activities inside two gyms, outside on two fields and down by the lake. Music classes have fun learning to scat like Ella Fitzgerald during their unit on jazz, and drama students giggle as they unleash their imaginations in improvisation exercises.
Specials classes at Corbett Prep immerse students in an array of classes designed to spark new interests, tap in to students' multiple intelligences, and create a mindset of infinite possibilities.
Research continues to support that to accelerate the learning process for students, schools need to make meaningful connections with music, art, dance, drama, physical education, Spanish and STEAM.
Our Specials staff adds joy, imagination, creativity, energy, and confidence to the lives of our students every day.
Specials at Middle School
Middle School students benefit from the same variety of Specials classes but follow a different kind of schedule. Spanish, Design and Physical Education are part of the regular schedule year round. Fine Arts classes (drama, visual arts and music) make up the Middle School Fine Arts Wheel. Sixth, seventh and eighth graders spend a trimester focusing on each of the three wheel classes and then rotate to the next one.
"Our Specials Team is what makes a Corbett Prep education so magical because students have the chance to explore a wide variety of subjects. It is so rewarding to see a student light up when they tap into their natural talents!"
Michael LeBlanc, music teacher and specials division leader