A reputation for excellence
Schalmont has outstanding programs in music and the arts – evidenced by the strong participation of students and the support these programs receive from our community. Whether it is Schalmont’s student musicians, the annual art shows or our student drama clubs that performs to packed audiences each year, there is much to be proud of at Schalmont when it comes to music and the arts. These pages were developed to provide an overview of our programs.
Schalmont Art Programs
From kindergarten through the high school level, Schalmont offers quality programs designed to explore the arts for creative self-expression, for fun and for future career choices. Learn more about Art Programs.
Schalmont Music, Band, Orchestra and Choral Programs
Learn more about Schalmont’s long-standing tradition of rich musical instruction and musical performing opportunities for children of all ages. Learn more about Music, Band, Orchestra and Choral Programs.
Schalmont Drama Programs
Schalmont’s student drama groups give students the chance to develop talents, gain confidence and work as a team to put on several outstanding community plays each year. Learn more about Drama Programs.
How do the arts benefit children?
The arts develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills that can improve students’ overall academic achievement and school success. These are also skills that employers say make successful workers.
Practice with creative drama has been shown to improve learning-disabled students’ behavior and speaking skills.
Students who are very involved with theater also show high levels of achievement in reading.
Students who are very involved with instrumental music also show high achievement in math.
Teen boys who were considered “reluctant readers” showed more interest in reading when the content was linked with art, for example, art found in graphic novels and cartoons.
When students are allowed to use drawing and writing on history assessments, they showed a deeper understanding of the topic. This was true for both English language-proficient and English-limited students.