At CDS, students participate in the arts, not as optional electives, but as a core element of school.
We know that the arts help students develop important life skills – including collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and problem solving.
Students discover their own ability to learn by approaching academics through the arts. At CDS, our math, science, history and English teachers often conduct academic lessons through artistic opportunities. This strategy can reach different types of learners and leads to deeper understanding for all children rather than superficial memorization for short-term testing.