Unity Charter School is proud to share they are expanding their integrated arts program with the addition of a music teacher who will lead a band ensemble. Music has been shown to have a remarkable impact on brain development in children. Music is the fabric of our society, and music can shape abilities and character. Students of music are shown to be more emotionally developed, with empathy towards other cultures. In fact, introducing music in the early childhood years can help foster a positive attitude toward learning and curiosity. Artistic education develops the whole brain and develops a child’s imagination.
Music is important in schools because it is yet another creative outlet for children,” said Megan Cahill, K/1 teacher and Instructional Team Leader. “It also exposes children to various cultures,” she went on to say.
At Unity Charter School, the focus on the arts encourages creativity and innovation, two important 21st century leadership skills. A music program will be a perfect addition to the immersive hands-on projects, the fine arts courses, as well as the school’s Spring theatrical performance.
“Music is important in the school and classroom. Believe it or not, music spans both hemispheres of the brain and has been shown, on countless studies to increase brain productivity and critical thinking ability in students. Whether it is playing an instrument, listening to music in class, or just humming a tune while completing an algebra problem - the importance of music in the classroom cannot be overlooked,” said Middle School Mathematics teacher and Instructional Team member, Kristopher Scotto.
According to their website Unity Charter School is a tuition-free, public school in Morris Township that offers a unique approach to education for students from Kindergarten to 8th Grade throughout New Jersey.
Enrollment is open to all New Jersey residents.
At Unity Charter school students develop 21st century skills, including creativity, critical thinking and problem solving, collaboration and citizenship via our project-based, experiential model. Our in-depth sustainability and STEAM programs over-index in experiential learning opportunities, as we leverage opportunities to educate from our outdoor classroom and the greater community.
For more information please visit: https://unitycharterschool.org/