Visual and Performing Arts
Create and learn through all five art forms: music, dance, visual arts, theatre, and media arts.
- Altadena Arts Magnet (Grades K-5)
- Eliot Arts Magnet (Grades 6-8)
- See also: High School Arts Academies
Arts Magnet teachers connect traditional subjects with real-world experience using an arts-integrated approach; rather than teaching core classes in isolation, students learn math, science, social studies, and English through arts-infused demonstrations and performance tasks.
As innovative Arts Magnet schools, Altadena and Eliot offer an array of music, dance, theater arts, and visual arts courses in state-of-the-art facilities such as a dance studio and video-recording studio where students learn from professionals. Professional partners, including The Huntington Library, Light Bringer Project, and Lineage Dance, mentor teachers and students in the classroom through ongoing artist residencies. Students also visit a wide variety of art exhibitions and performances on field trips. Additionally, students display and perform their own work in frequent recitals, showcases, and an annual musical theatre production.