Feynman School is proud to partner with the Levine School of Music to bring our students a top-notch musical education from the moment they enter Preschool. Through First Music, Levine combines the best of early childhood music education practices with fun, dynamic, and creative programs to deliver the DC region’s most engaging musical learning experiences for children.
Designed and taught by Levine teachers who are early childhood specialists as well as accomplished musicians, First Music classes are structured to emphasize learning through play. Our teachers inspire children in meaningful music experiences on a personal level, making musical principles accessible, internal, and memorable. While it provides the necessary building blocks for future music study, First Music also nurtures the overall development of the whole child. Each class provides a variety of age- appropriate musical activities that foster cognitive, physical, and social skills.
Feynman School’s visual art program is provided by Abrakadoodle. The Abrakadoodle philosophy centers on the theories of Jean Piaget and active learning. Each and every child has the ability to be creative.
Abrakadoodle’s comprehensive Art in Our World program provides students with experiences with a wide variety of materials, techniques, and styles. Students use specialty materials, learn about contemporary and master artists, explore art from around the world, work in 2 and 3 dimensions and much more. A team of experienced artists and educators design the Abrakadoodle curriculum. They focus upon providing a balanced program that sequentially builds both skills and knowledge and simultaneously develops educational and artistic skills. The Abrakadoodle program provides children with learning experiences that develop knowledge, skills and an individual sense of creativity while having FUN!
Feynman School is proud to partner with renowned children’s theater, Imagination Stage, to bring Drama class to all students at our school. A professional theatre artist works to engage students in theatre arts, while simultaneously enhancing children’s critical and creative thinking, communication, and collaboration skills. Through various drama, music, movement, and visual art activities, these classes promote confidence, self-esteem, and creative expression, while working on skills such as active listening and sharing.
Feynman’s Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten students are provided with theatre arts lessons that follow the Early Childhood curriculum at Imagination Stage. The Early Childhood curriculum employs a holistic approach in order to nurture the whole child through the arts. Learning for children at this age is experiential, as events and sensory experiences build both the physical pathways in a child’s brain and the child’s social and emotional world. The teaching artist uses stories, songs, movement, and visual arts to engage children in multi-sensory play. This helps to build brain connections, boost the child’s social skills, and expand their creativity. The curriculum also supports the child’s emerging sense of independence and a greater capacity for dramatic play and storytelling.