Webster Elementary School is a Children's Center for Integrated Arts, and has introduced an art integration program called“Art Smart.” Within “Art Smart,” teachers at Webster collaborate with Kevin Flogel, the school’s artistic director, to integrate art, music, theater, and movement into their core curriculum. Research shows that students involved with music score higher on standardized tests and are more likely to graduate.
“Art Smart” provides many artistic opportunities for students. Students in second and fifth grade receive group piano or violin lessons twice per week, and fifth graders also have the opportunity to play a band instrument. After-school opportunities include dance for third and fourth graders, and show choir for third, fourth and fifth graders. Other activities include an annual Artist in Residence, and an annual school musical.