Our Arts program, directed by local Artist Deb Putnam, has also been bolstered by the use of technology, showing our students that art is much more than paint and brushes. A recent grant funded our Art room with 10 mini iPads which our 6th grade students are currently using for an animation project. The project, “When I think of South Boston…” is a series of shorts created with iMotion using a cut paper animation technique. Students in the art room have additionally worked with stop action animation as well as experimented with a green screen as backdrops.
Our rigorous, core academic subjects and technology are supplemented by fine arts, technology, physical education, and established Spanish curriculum in grades Pre-K through 6. Furthermore, partnerships with Emmanuel College, Lesley University, Boston College, The Museum of Science and The Lynch Foundation continue to serve as essential resources to provide the Academy with additional enhancements to our curriculum.
Beyond the school day, our students engage in further learning and are active members of their community. Our students are active participants in many clubs, sports, and community service organizations. Notably, many students at our school participate in BOKS, a before school exercise program with proven results to improve student concentration and focus throughout the school day. After school, most students join one of our several clubs or teams, including Basketball, Student Council, Drama Club, and Choir. Students in need of extra help receive after school tutoring during our homework club.