The goal of this program is to create independent, competent, lifelong readers and writers. Drama, Dance, Music and Visual Arts are interwoven and addressed throughout the curriculum on a daily basis (National Standards for Arts Education). Additionally, students make use of the school Maker space and experiment with ideas, tools, and materials to discover the variety of possibilities for solving problems. As students work with their hands, persevering through setbacks, and engaging with others in creative collaboration, the Maker space activities allow for empowered, active learning. It is real interaction with real objects, real tools, and real people.