Enrichment programs at CTMS begin at the toddler level with yoga, music, and art activities held in the classroom. Enrichment continues and becomes more challenging as the students grow. In primary classrooms students have a movement room adjacent to their classrooms, foreign language lessons, weaving, circus arts, yoga, music and art classes. Elementary students are offered instrumental instruction of their choice, circus arts, yoga, foreign language, fiber and fine arts. The enrichment program at CTMS is included in the cost of tuition.
Preschoolers, Kindergartners, and First Year students enjoy a weekly music class that incorporates movement, rhythm and tone. The goal of the music curriculum is to give children an opportunity to participate in the joy and expression of making music as a community. Children learn to identify basic tones and to read music. Through singing experiences students develop a knowledge of pitch, timing, and melody.
The music classes are based on the recognition that all children are musical. All children can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with confidence. The class is taught by a qualified music teacher, and activities include vocal play, language play, and genuine fun.
Each school year the children rehearse and perform songs at the winter celebration before the holidays, and for the graduation celebration at the end of the school year. Throughout the year dramatic skits that correlate with the curriculum are performed.
Yoga & Circus Arts
Children love weekly yoga and circus classes with Jen Taylor from OmFly Circus School. Yoga sharpens the child’s ability to focus and gives self-confidence and self-discipline. Yoga practiced regularly helps children become aware of themselves from the inside out.