Why Art? There are so many reasons, but a good one is because Art teaches critical thinking rather than getting the right answer.
Through Art in Action, a curriculum designed to align with California and National Visual Arts Standards, NDE students study the works of great artists, learn an impressive array of terms and practice art technique. They then express themselves by creating their own unique masterpieces. The NDE program is taught by volunteer parent docents who receive training through the Art in Action program.
Student artwork is celebrated every day in the classrooms and hallways of Notre Dame Elementary. There is a display case by the school’s entrance dedicated to exhibiting student art throughout the grades. As well, there is an annual Art Show showcasing students' creativity and accomplishments.