The mission of the Fine and Performing Arts department of the Newport Public Schools is to allow each student to create, investigate, evaluate and gain insights into their expressive nature through immersion in sequential and rigorous programs in the Visual Arts, Music and Theatre.
Message from Superintendent Jermain
Arts in Education is essential to providing all students with a world-class education in our public schools. The Arts encourage our young population to become highly effective thinkers in problem solving complex exercises. The decrease in negativity, increase in achievement, and improved college readiness is thus realized.
Arts in Education is also a denominator in teaching students the value of education across all grades in elementary, middle, and high school. As they enter adulthood, their desire to succeed in an ever-changing, multi-cultural world begins to take shape.
I encourage parents, students, and community members to continue to experience and enjoy the offerings in the education of art, music, dance, and theater in Newport Public Schools.
Colleen Burns Jermain
Newport Public Schools