Arts Integration

Arts integration combines an artistic discipline with a traditional classroom subject in ways designed to deepen academic engagement. Experiments, projects, courses, and seminars are tailored to learning areas where students have expressed particular interests.

Our educational philosophy

In addition to traditional stand‐alone arts classes, CCSA students benefit from a curriculum‐wide arts‐integrated model. Our classroom and arts teachers work together to develop units that creatively engage the points of intersection between a subject area and elements of artistic disciplines. These collaborative units are often enhanced through partnerships with institutions in the community, including the Lantern Theater Company, the Pennsylvania Ballet, and the Community Arts Center in Wallingford, and culminate with an exhibition of student learning and achievement.

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Boy with a classroom group laughing
A girl practices a dance technique in the studio
A girl does exercises in front of a mirror in the studio
Portrait of a boy with a reading achievement sticker
Meeting the needs of Chester’s schoolchildren

We believe that our model provides an essential salve to Chester’s particular challenges, not only by increasing academic engagement and daily attendance rates, but also by nurturing vital interpersonal skills in every student. By fostering a space where personal and intellectual growth spring from communication and collaboration, we instill therapeutic remedies against the impact of violence and stress in the community.

Chester Charter School for the Arts

1500 Highland Avenue, Chester PA 19013

The Chester Fund for Education and the Arts supports the Chester Charter School for the Arts.

Our vision is not only to provide opportunities to the children who attend our school but also to enrich public education within Chester through shared knowledge, ideas, and resources for the benefit of all Chester's children.

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