Education and engagement in the fine and performing arts are an essential part of the Window to the World school curriculum because we believe art helps developing non-academic benefits such as promoting self-esteem, aesthetic awareness, cultural exposure, creativity, improved emotional expression and appreciation of diversity.
Central part of the schools' curriculum
Our arts program is structurally integrated into our schools’ curriculum, and is like cement to a building, connecting all our subjects and thus holding our program together. Arts education refers to education in the disciplines of music, dance, theatre, and visual arts. Children will learn the many aspects of the rich culture of our home country Indonesia, as well as a wide array of other cultures around the globe. Traditional as well as modern artistic aspects will be studied. Besides our own art teachers our school is very grateful to have a long history of receiving visiting guest teachers from in and outside Indonesia.
Closing a gap for low-income children
The importance of our arts program for our school also touches on helping closing the gap that is leaving many children behind. Children of affluent, aspiring parents generally get exposed to the arts whether or not public schools provide them. Low-income children, often, do not. A strong fine arts education enables those children from a financially challenged background to have a more level playing field with children who have had those enrichment experiences from their parents.
Art can connect people more deeply to the world and open them to new ways of seeing.
"Our arts program is structurally integrated into our school's curriculum and is like cement to a building, connecting all our subjecst and thus holding our program together.........."
Conchita de Jong, founder, art historian