The Fine Arts Department supports the District’s mission of “providing the best education possible for each and every child” by providing opportunities for all students to participate in the arts, developing problem solving and critical thinking skills, fostering creativity, providing opportunities for performance and exhibition of student work, teaching the whole child, and providing instruction in both group and individual settings for all different student learning styles.
In alignment with state and national standards, our secondary Fine Arts programs consist of a balanced approach to learning in and through the arts in the areas of performance/production/exhibition, historical & cultural contexts, critical response and aesthetic response. Specific content areas in the Fine Arts program include dance, humanities, music, speech communication, television productions, theatre arts, and visual art. All of our courses promote several of the District Strategic Plan Student Learning Targets including working cooperatively, applying problem solving skills, showing responsibility for their own learning, and applying critical thinking skills.
Mt. Lebanon provides a 6-12 Arts program which consists of core middle school experiences as well as an array of high school elective offerings. During middle school, all students experience a nine-week rotation through Unified Arts in grades 6, 7 and 8 and have an opportunity to select an elective course in 8th grade. High School students have the opportunity to elect course offerings such as art, band, choir, dance, orchestra, theater, and video production, to name a few,