Through the creative activities of dance, music, storytelling, visual art, movement, and drama, children are engaged in the learning process in developmentally appropriate ways. Colors, shapes, numbers, and letters, take on a magical quality and these pre-language arts, mathematics and science skills are mastered with joy and wonder. Imaginative play and cooperative learning develops social skills, creates friendships and builds community. Our low student teacher ratios and small class sizes gives ample opportunity for quality learning and a more profound experience for each child. BHSA Creativity School students excel and have within them a solid foundation for a life long love of learning.
Our students enjoy a natural rhythm to their day starting with play. We then have a morning circle where we enjoy lively verse, make agreements and come together as a community. Next is snack time which is an important part of our curriculum. We encourage self reliance as the children pour, pass, eat and socialize at a gentle pace. Our tables have tablecloths, a vase of fresh flowers and a candle. After snack we generally move to music or story time and then to the special daily activity such as dance, art, gym, french, earth science, etc. After their daily activity the children enjoy play and cooperative learning. Lunch is next with the same attention to the social aspect and easy enjoyment. After lunch we say farewell to our morning only students (1:00 PM) and the full day (3:00 PM) have a rest according to their individual needs. At 1:50 PM the students come to the tables for skill building lessons where they practice cutting, pasting, writing, reading, and many academic skills appropriate for their age and development. At 3:00 PM our wonderful school day is dismissed and our after school program is available for children four years and up.