In every subject and at every grade level, art is seen as an essential instructional tool. The arts are presented in a variety of ways to nurture students’ aesthetic experience of academic lessons, as well as to provide them with concrete skills for creative self-expression. In early childhood, artistic work precedes academic work. In the grades, the arts are incorporated into academic lessons to help children experience and integrate their learning. Drawing, painting, and modeling are woven into the curriculum daily.
Drama enlivens lessons and is incorporated through storytelling, recitation of poetry, and class plays. Students do not audition at WSL. There is a part in every class play for every student, and children delight in performing for each other, parents, and guests at weekly assemblies and special events. The annual eighth grade musical is a much anticipated tradition the fills our auditorium to capacity.