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Balancing ACADEMIA and the ARTS
At GPS we are committed to “creating learning environments“ to support and discover innate gifts and talents in our students. Daily ARTS balance brain development and provide greater success for every student. The following quotes and stats support our core beliefs at GPS.
According to Carolyn Phillips, former executive director of the Norwalk Youth Symphony, Conn., who wrote the article, “12 Benefits of Music Education” – “Early musical training helps develop brain areas involved in language and reasoning. As brain development continues for a lifetime, early stimulation of neurons provides a wider base for ongoing brain growth.”
- “Children who are engaged in art activities develop a better understanding of other subjects, right from languages to geography to even science … During art programs, students are often given materials and asked to draw whatever they feel like. Such free-flowing art activities foster creativity in children and help in developing their imagination as well as decision making skills.”
Theater Arts and Chorus
Gerard has been presenting theaters arts programs complete with songs, staging, choreography, costuming and community involvement for the past three decades. Our students not only benefit from their interaction in the programs, the community around us become benefactors also. We love discovering, growing and sharing their gifts and talents!
- “Children exposed to music, movement and art on a daily basis scored 80% higher in spacial intelligence, and their ability to visualize the world accurately than those without these experiences. Early music training can enhance a students ability to reason, translating into later complex math and engineering skills.” Irvine Physicist~ Gordan Shaw PHD
- “Recent studies have clearly indicated that musical training develops the part of the left side of the brain known to be involved with processing language, and can actually wire the brain’s circuits in specific ways. Linking familiar songs to new information can also help imprint information on young minds.”