INTEGRATING ARTS & EDUCATION
What is our Homeschool Arts Academy?
The Acting Studio Homeschool Arts Academy offers homeschool classes that integrate performing and visual arts with math, science, language arts and history.
Learn to think like a producer (entrepreneur), prop master (science), set designer (engineer), costume designer (visual arts), playwright (language arts), composer (math), director (leadership), choreographer (creative expression), marketing director (creative design), as well as an actor (communications and human resources).
We offer a 3 day/week and 5 day/week curriculum option, covering core subjects and cultural studies.
NEW: We are expanding to Rockwall for the 2019-20 season! More details on classes & costs coming soon! In the meantime, please email Kim Daniels for more information.
Core subjects are explored through creative, fine and performing arts. Led by instructor Kim Daniels, a Montessori teacher with over 20 years of experience, each student will have an individualized curriculum presented with Montessori-inspired manipulatives based on their academic needs in spelling, expressive/written language, reading, grammar, mathematics, geometry, graphing, fractions and decimals.
The curriculum in these classes is structured to complement the curriculum in the Arts Afternoon block classes, but the Arts Afternoon block is not required.
Our Theater Integrated Studies course integrates our passion for fine arts with a variety of academic topics. Building on inspiration from popular plays and musicals, students will delve into a project-based study covering topics such as reading/writing, history, health/nutrition, physics and many more. Imagine learning about World War II, Geography and Writing thru the music and artistry of The Sound of Music. Explore the topics through acting, choreography, art, set design, and vocals with our fine arts instructor in a truly integrated study. We complete two 9-week studies each semester.
Tuition Packages & Scheduling
Days: M/W/F or T/Th/F
Time: 9am – 3:15pm
- Includes Core and Theatre Integrated Studies
- Monthly: $600.00*
*Families must enroll in our auto-pay system and abide by Acting Studio policies regarding tuition.
Admission is by interview only, with applicants reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Kim has taught Montessori to school-aged children for 20 years. In addition, she has homeschooled her own children—all five of them, who are wonderfully different!—for the past three years.
Kim believes strongly that children all have unique learning styles and academic needs, and that they consistently thrive when given the opportunity to explore their individual interests in a supportive environment. “When we meet children where they are, and encourage them to reach their full potential through their natural curiosity, we create a learning environment that creates success,” she explains. “I think our hands-on, experience- and project-based model will help children become excited about learning, while enabling them to follow their passion for the arts.”
In addition to founding and directing operations at the Acting Studio, Erica has been homeschooling her daughter since 2015. Like many families, Erica and her husband felt it was best to explore different educational options for their child, even though they’d had an extremely successful experience in public school.
The decision to homeschool blended well with the Acting Studio’s philosophy that every student is on their own journey, and that every child should be treated with respect and kindness. “At the Studio, we expect excellence, not perfection. We encourage curiosity, creativity and courage,” says Erica. “My personal philosophy, as a teacher and as a parent, is that every child can and will succeed in an environment where they are encouraged to take risks and make mistakes, where they know that they are loved and respected, and where they belong—no matter what. The Acting Studio Homeschool Arts Academy was created to give students who have a love for theatre the opportunity to integrate that passion with their education. I believe deeper learning occurs when one is passionate and curious about the subject at hand.”
For Erica’s professional resume, please click here.