Music & Art

We believe that consistent exposure to the arts can profoundly impact the development of each child, and therefore we place great value on instruction in Music and Art.


Music


We are thankful to have a dedicated music teacher, Anadara Arnold, who brings great expertise and skill to our whole student body. Every week, our students celebrate music together in fun and engaging classes. These age-appropriate sessions offer exposure to different styles of music and incorporate instrument exploration, movement, and musical creativity. Students learn about music history and cultivate an appreciation for the way in which music shapes culture.


Our talented Lower Elementary students collaborated with Anadara to write our official school song, “Peace, Knowledge, and Faith,” in 2013.


Additionally, each year the entire student body participates in our Spring Musical under Anadara's direction. From acting, singing and dancing to costume and set design to running the concession stand, our students are involved in every aspect of the production. We are always amazed by the talent of our students and what they all accomplish when they collaborate toward a common goal. 


Art


In the same way, students at Holy Trinity Montessori are encouraged to explore their creativity in the visual arts while enjoying a variety of mediums and techniques. They also learn about famous artists and art history while developing an appreciation for art and an awareness of its importance. In addition to creating special works to take home, our young friends also contribute their artistic skills to create pieces that are sold at our special events throughout the year. Needless to say, these beautiful and special works are always enormously popular!

Garden

At HTM, our students have the wonderful opportunity to spend time in our organic garden and participate in every aspect of its maintenance and care. This offers them the chance to be outdoors; to see the life cycle of plants; to experience the satisfaction of tasting the (literal) fruits of their labor; to grasp the importance of taking care of our environment. 

They learn about composting, recycling, reducing waste, and other important life lessons while developing an appreciation for the time, energy, and costs involved in producing food. They also get to harvest and prepare the food they’ve grown while learning about the benefits of healthy foods to our bodies. Our friends find much gratification in eating the vegetables from our garden!

Kitchen

From Primary age and up, our HTM friends enjoy the privilege of working in the kitchen! They love to have the opportunity to chop, measure, mix, bake or cook, serve, and eat their own dishes. 


This exposure gives them an introduction to a variety of life skills, such as how to use and respect kitchen tools, proper handling and storage of food, basic sanitation and cleanliness, following recipe instructions, converting measures, and more. It’s also a lot of good, clean (and tasty!) fun!


Exploring, Playing, and imagining

"Play is the work of the child," said Maria Montessori - and she was right! We believe that children learn and absorb so much when they are encouraged to play, explore, and engage their imaginations. This is one reason why we make sure to spend part of each day outdoors, no matter the weather. 


Whether we're taking nature walks, playing in the field, jumping in puddles, building forts out of sticks, painting "en plein air," reading under a shade tree, or simply swinging on the playground, we're always learning. We're observing nature, building respect and appreciation for the environment around us, solving problems, engaging with one another and building social and interpersonal skills, and using our imaginations to dream about possibilities. 


We are thankful that our students at Holy Trinity Montessori have the opportunity to spend so much time enjoying our "outdoor classroom!"