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Arts and Athletics

In a society where many schools deem language, the arts and physical education as nonessential and expendable, Aspen Academy strives to expand these programs. At Aspen Academy, we call them "essentials" not "specials."Often, they’re woven together to create a tapestry of learning for our students. We consider these programs significant in fostering the development of well-rounded students.

In the Lower School, children are introduced to the arts and a wide variety of media, in lessons that are integrated into their core class curriculum. Lessons emphasize basic design elements and are planned so that all children experience success with materials, concepts and creative problem-solving. Cultural and world traditions by major artists are presented. Children develop the skills and techniques necessary to communicate their own ideas visually.

As students move into the Upper School, they have the opportunity to “elect” their arts and fitness classes from course offerings that correspond with their interests, preferences, and potential.

Essentials News

Digital Music Club
Digital Music Club

Tuesday, February 23rd
4th-8th grade students in Aspen Academy's Digital Music Club have been working on creating songs for movies and video games.

2nd Grade Balloon Art Project
2nd Grade Balloon Art Project

Our second grade students were almost lifted off the ground in creating their collaborative "Balloon Bouquet." This piece was inspired by poet, Shel Silverstein's "Eight Balloons" in celebration of the students' poetry unit!

Aspen's New Recording Studio
Aspen's New Recording Studio

December 18th, 2015
Aspen's newest recording studio features the latest and industry standard recording equipment and software including an Apple Pro, ProTools, Finale, Logic and Mackie DAW control.

Students Learn About Make Up Design
Students Learn About Make Up Design

February 1st, 2016
Our students did a basic study of stage make up and design as a final project earlier this month. They each researched and designed their own make up design and drew it onto a selfie of themselves before applying it as their practical final.

Senior Dance Troupe Performs

November 9th, 2015

Members of our Senior Dance Troupe performed during our Morning Fitness Program. Thank you to Dance Instructor Shawna Riggio for a wonderful routine!