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    Utopian Academy for the Arts sees the arts not as a peripheral part of the curriculum, but as an essential part of the knowledge all children should learn. Early instruction in the arts should be noncompetitive, and provide many opportunities to sing, dance, listen to music, act, read and write poetry, draw, paint, make objects, and explore nutrition through academics. Equally important, children should be exposed to journalism, video production, fine paintings, great music, and other inspiring examples of art. As children progress in their knowledge and competencies, they can begin to learn more about the methods and terminology of the different arts, and become familiar with an ever wider range of great artists and acknowledged masterworks. Through attaining a basic knowledge of the arts, children are not only better prepared to understand and appreciate works of art, but also to communicate their ideas, feelings, and judgments to others.

    Utopian Academy for the Arts will offer classes in the dramatic arts for students in grades 6-8; media arts for students in grade 7; and culinary arts for students in grade 8 as a supplement to the Expeditionary Learning curriculum.

    Dramatic Arts (6-8th grade)

    • Theatre
    • Dance
    • Music
    • Visual Arts

    Media Arts (7th grade)

    • Journalism
    • Broadcast Video Production

    Culinary Arts (8th grade)

    • Culinary Arts


      Students enrolled at Utopian Academy for the Arts will take core classes with peers of the same gender. The rationale for the enrollment plan for Utopian Academy for the Arts is to provide a significant educational benefit of having gender-based classroom environments.

      In the last few years the creation of single-gender schools has been embraced in various parts of the U.S. as a strategy for ameliorating the risks and hardships commonly associated with the academic performance and social development of Black and Latino students.

      Many theories have been offered as a reason that single-gender learning environments work better for some students. In single-gender schools, preoccupation with neighboring students of the opposite gender is eliminated, allowing for a more single-minded focus on academics. Our school design has been strategically informed by research on the efficacy of a gender-based educational model for our student population.

        DRAMA CLUB : The purpose of the Drama Club “The Utopian Players Guild” is to learn about acting, play production, and stage work
        • GLEE CLUB:  Glee Club is a group organized to sing short choral works, especially part-songs.
        • DIY /CRAFTS CLUB: DIY/Crafts club will learn how to do “Do It Yourself” (DIY) projects and creative crafts
        • DEBATE TEAM: Debate is contention in argument; dispute, controversy; discussion; especially the discussion of questions of public interest in Parliament or in any assembly
        • YOUNG MENS’ FORUM: Mentoring young boys into wholesome and respectful young men.
        • GIRLS WHO ROCK: Girls who rock Is a group session where young ladies in the 6th & 7th grade can get together to discuss topics relevant to their experiences. We enhance the development of young girls as well as provide a forum to expose them to the benefits and the importance of positive self-image, responsible personal conduct, respect for self and others, educational achievement and cultural enrichment. 
        • ART CLUB :Art Club is for those students who love art and would like to perfect their crafts