• Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all...Aristotle

    Director of Creative Arts
    Mr. Kevin Scully
    Phone: 516-767-5480
    kscully@portnet.org

     Department Secretary: Ms. Jean Kruger
    Phone: 516-767-5480

    Creative Arts Office Address
    KAM Administrative Annex
    90 Avenue C
    Port Washington, NY 11050

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    In Port Washington, we believe that the Arts provide children with the unique opportunity to pursue excellence, while developing self-discipline, interpersonal skills, and problem-solving techniques. In conjunction with the New York State Learning Standards for the Arts, we wholeheartedly support the concept that the Fine and Performing Arts are an integral part of a core education for all children in our community.
     
    Designated as core subjects on a national level, the arts (dance, music, theater, media arts, and visual arts) are challenging subjects with strong content and achievement standards at the state and national levels. They require highly qualified teachers who challenge all students, not just those who are considered artistically talented, to perform works of art, create their own works, and respond to works of art and the ideas they impart.
     
    In addition to studying the arts for their own sake, experiencing and making works of art benefits students in their intellectual, personal, and social development. Research studies point to strong relationships between learning in the arts and fundamental cognitive skills. These capacities are used to master other core subjects, including reading, writing and mathematics. The arts are also vital to the social and emotional growth of children in our ever changing society.