The purpose of education is to develop the full spectrum of the intellect. Quantifiable reasoning, verbal reasoning, and creativity are all important traits of a well-rounded individual. Thus, in education we must strive to develop the whole person, not just part. This makes art education essential to a complete education.
Unfortunately, art is often seen as an extracurricular subject. For this reason it often receives less attention than math, science, and English. However, we believe art is an essential component in our curriculum. Not only is it valuable in its own right, art education has the ability to deepen a student’s understanding of other subjects.
At Westminster we strive to address all areas of the intellect, weaving them together to bring glory to God. The study of the arts is a crucial element in this. It leads to a more in-depth learning experience and helps us better understand the character and beauty of God.