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Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School: Creating a Masterpiece
Posted on 01/06/2016
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Imagine a school that embraces your child with open arms, a school where children are allowed to express themselves in creative and constructive ways, and where learning opportunities are designed to challenge students to reach high academic standards. Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School is a community of highly-trained educators who are committed to protecting the emotional and physical wellbeing of all students as they grow through the arts.

On a typical Monday at Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School, students can enjoy the cheerful sounds emanating from a grand piano on their way to lunch. On another school day, children have the opportunity to create clay sculptures to fire in a kiln, while another group of students gather in the school’s state-of-the-art dance studio to learn from a visiting artist. 

As a regional option for K-5 education in southeastern Connecticut, Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School is an excellent choice for those seeking an educational environment that serves its families and students. We honor the unique contributions of each member of our family, knowing they contribute to the tapestry of students, parents, teachers, community partners and administrators that is Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School. With guidance from the Magnet Schools of America national organization, Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School continuously ensures high-quality innovative instructional programming, infused with choice, equity, diversity, and academic excellence for all students. 

Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School offers­­: ­

  • A diverse, culturally competent school environment that models empathy, respect, and working collaboratively with a variety of persons.
  • An innovative curriculum developed to assure Arts-based instruction relevant to students, where effective teaching strategies, rooted in best practices, are implemented through the inclusion of the Arts. Our curriculum is based on high-quality, rigorous standards that prepare students for higher education and career success.
  • A commitment to academic excellence where multi-dimensional instruction is focused on a students’ needs. High expectations are clearly articulated and personalized supports are put in place to address the interests and aspirations of all students. 

Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School is a kind and caring community equipped with the educational tools and state-of-the-art facilities needed to provide an arts-rich education to every student. Within our school, students are expected to serve as a role models, celebrating their contributions and recognizing their responsibilities to our community at large. The faculty and staff of Nathan Arts Magnet School are not only educators, they are experienced dancers, musicians, artists, and actors who are eager to share their experiences. These extremely talented individuals embrace the talent and potential of each child and provide every student with an education that draws forth the masterpiece that lies within each of them.

At the core of our philosophy is the belief that every child is a work of art and should be allowed to work to their fullest potential in meaningful ways that ignites a creative spark – with brilliance to follow. 

This is Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School. Learn more about our innovative magnet programming options for your child at nathanhalearts.org.
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