Encinitas Country Day School is dedicated to providing students in-school opportunities to explore the artist within. Research has shown that alternating left and right brained activity throughout the day, improves academic outcomes by providing important cross-brain exercise. Preschool, kindergarten and elementary students receive weekly music classes and find opportunities to explore the visual and performing arts within their classrooms and in the school’s performing and visual arts studios. In addition, elementary students receive beginning musical theater training that prepares them for curriculum based presentations and performances as well as weekly visual arts classes in the Artist’s Studio. Middle School electives include more advanced visual, performing and multi-media class offerings to challenge and inspire students to bring their ideas to life. After-school and summer enrichment classes are available on campus in order to further broaden opportunities for students to pursue their individual interests in refining their artistic abilities. Students can refine their skills on a particular instrument, join the Glee Club, the Artist’s Studio, the School Band, sign up for after school or summer workshops offered by the Polestar* Performing Arts Academy or audition for an upcoming Polestar* Musical Theater Production.
(*Polestar Lifetime Learning Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) public benefit non-profit corporation that is currently operating on our campus offering enrichment opportunities to students from any local school without regard for their ability to pay.)