FAIR-Pilgrim Lane is a unique educational opportunity for students in Kindergarten through Grade 4 where the five arts disciplines are highlighted throughout the curriculum and school day. By experiencing dance, media art, music, visual arts and theater, students at FAIR-Pilgrim Lane learn in and through the arts.
Interdisciplinary arts learning at FAIR-Pilgrim Lane encompasses three main areas. Students receive instruction in music, visual arts and theater with a specialist teacher in each of those areas.
Students have the opportunity to experience a variety of arts during artist residencies and field trips. FAIR-Pilgrim Lane partnerships and field trips include Cowles Center for Dance, Stages Theater Company, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.
Arts learning strategies and outcomes are infused into literacy, math, science and social studies. Grade level teachers regularly collaborate with arts specialist teachers to create meaningful learning experiences that meet academic standards in both arts and content areas. During a literacy lesson, you may see a class critiquing a work of art; during a math lesson, you may hear students composing their own patterns!
At FAIR-Pilgrim Lane, students develop skills in critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity.