What makes Ravenscroft special?

I often get asked this question (or some variation of it) by prospective parents and students, friends, and family members about the experience here at Ravenscroft.

I, of course, LOVE it here and have a long list of reasons why I think Ravenscroft is special.

However, as I reviewed the upcoming calendar of events for the next couple of months, one area stood out to me as something that is undeniably an example of true excellence and distinction here at Ravenscroft — our Fine Arts program!

Students in Lower School have the opportunity to explore a full general music curriculum, visual arts, drama productions, band, choral, strings ensembles, and private instruction. During the coming months, some of these areas will be highlighted through a variety of performances.

But why is exposing your child to the Fine Arts so important?

David McChesney, Director of Fine Arts, recently shared a wonderful article with the our team from the Washington Post titled Top 10 Skills Children Learn From the Arts:

  • Creativity
  • Confidence
  • Problem Solving
  • Perseverance
  • Focus
  • Non-Verbal Communication
  • Receiving Constructive Feedback
  • Collaboration
  • Dedication
  • Accountability


This article reminded me how important the arts are for supporting many of the skills our children will need to “thrive in a complex interdependent world,” and how lucky we are at Ravenscroft to offer children the opportunity to experience one of the best fine arts programs AND a rigorous academic curriculum AND a competitive athletic experience.

 

How has your child benefited from the fine arts program here at Ravenscroft?

What else do you think makes Ravenscroft special?

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