The Powerful Impact of the Arts on a Child

Throughout history, art has been used to tell stories, explore cultures, and express our identity, beliefs, and thoughts. The arts connect us to our mind, body, and spirit and open a lens to learning at a deeper level. 

We believe that it’s critical to form a strong artistic foundation in elementary school. Students who are highly-engaged in the arts are twice as likely to graduate college as their peers with no arts education. Studies show students who take four years of arts and music classes average almost 100 points better on their SAT scores than students who take only one-half year or less. Children who participate in the arts also demonstrate greater social and emotional skills. 

That’s why the Fine and Applied Arts (FAA) program is central to a Brilla education. While most schools treat arts as a side dish, the arts at Brilla are part of the main course. Students at Brilla attend FAA classes every day in every grade from Kindergarten to 8th grade. 

The FAA program introduces students to beautiful works and forms. Students learn about the history and impact an artist’s work can have on our world. 

The elementary curriculum teaches students the foundational artistic techniques and skills by studying and emulating historical masters. In the middle school years, students apply these techniques and skills to individual and collaborative projects, continuing to hone their craft and tune their eyes and ears to beauty. We place student mastery and student work front and center. 

The collaborative nature of the arts encourages children to work with others, builds their communication skills, and teaches them how to work through conflicts. Studies have shown that the arts help reduce stress and anxiety, lower levels of aggression, and improve overall mental health and self- esteem. 

The FAA program also includes a physical education program that empowers students to adopt life-long activity and wellness practices. Fitness activities focus on the five components of health-related fitness: aerobic capacity, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Scholars learn the specific skills —including sportsmanship and character—needed for a variety of sports.

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If you want your child to grow in virtue through a personalized, high-performing, and joyful learning environment, then Brilla Public Charter Schools is the place to be! 

We are proud to be a growing network of tuition-freeclassicalaccredited charter schools for grades K-8 in The Bronx, New York and Paterson, New Jersey. 

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Si desea que su hijo crezca en virtud a través de un ambiente de aprendizaje personalizado, de alto rendimiento y alegre, ¡entonces las Escuelas Públicas Chárter de Brilla son el lugar para estar!

Estamos orgullosos de ser una red creciente de escuelas chárter acreditadas, clásicas y gratuitas para los grados K-8 en el Bronx, Nueva York y Paterson, Nueva Jersey.

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