GIFTED FINE ARTS

  • PROGRAM RATIONALE

    The Gifted Fine Arts Program is a component of the Webster Groves Gifted Program that provides students beginning in third grade with enriched opportunities in music, visual arts, drama, and dance. Students come together as a community of artists to further develop an appreciation of the arts while advancing communication skills, critical thinking, problem solving, creative expression, and enhanced self-esteem. The Gifted Fine Arts Program builds a supportive community of artists on a solid educational foundation to enable gifted students with alternative learning styles and interests not to be left behind, but embraced and nurtured.

    The mission of gifted education in the Webster Groves School District is to explore and develop the potential of gifted students by providing opportunities for students to receive education at appropriate levels. Flexible and innovative teaching and learning environments encourage exploration and experimentation beyond the traditional curriculum. The Webster Groves Gifted Programs are committed to developing, to the highest degree, each student’s potential.

    The Webster Groves Gifted Programs are a part of the quality education offered to students and do not substitute or replace the excellent classroom instruction and enrichment already provided in the district. 

    Online GFA Nomination Form

    ELEMENTARY PROGRAM (Grades 3-5)
    Shannon Marks & Des Reichold, Hudson 

    MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM (Grades 6-8)
    Shannon Marks, Steger & Hixson