Curriculum Details: Specials Classes
All students participate in weekly art and music classes. The fine arts curriculum exposes children to many forms of artistic expression, both as observers and as participants. Children learn about art and music history, visit art museums, and attend live theatre and musical performances. Hands-on experiences involve children in exploring the fundamentals of art, music, and drama and provide an additional avenue for developing and encouraging creativity. In addition, the fine arts curriculum is often integrated with the social studies and language arts curricula.
Physical education classes are provided twice a week. Students participate in activities in the gymnasium, the multipurpose room, and outside. In addition, all students have a lunch recess period as well as another recess period during the course of the day.
Computer and Library Sciences
Computer and library science classes are offered to all students. Bell School has a full lending library facility, a computer lab, a STEAM/Maker Space lab, and several mobile mobile labs. Students in the upper grades have one-to-one technology with Chrome books. Younger students have access to iPads. From first grade, children are taught and use basic library and computer skills. The library, STEAM lab, and computer labs reinforce and augment the classroom curricula in all subject areas. Through the use of books and technology, students have the resources to support their research and to complete their final products for classroom projects and assignments.
Students in the younger grades at Bell School receive instruction in Mandarin Chinese during the school day. Older students have the option of taking Chinese after school.
All students also receive instruction in American Sign Language.