All About Bradley

All About Bradley
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Bradley Academy

BIrthday: 1954

Hometown: Murfreesboro

Status: Arts Integrated

Favorite Color: Black, Red, and Royal Blue

Favorite Quote: “To Ensure Academic and Personal Success for Each Child”




Whats Makes Bradley Different?

The Arts are an integral part of each student’s day at Bradley, whether it be music, drama, movement, or visual arts. This has created happy, well rounded students who are equipped with a variety of problem solving skills. On any given day, at Bradley, you will observe students singing the multiplication tables, comparing and contrasting art prints, memorizing a script, writing a monologue, illustrating the story that the class just wrote together, or drawing a floor plan for an arts center and calculating square footage. Art integration fortifies our students’ ability to buy into their academic work, and at the same time make connections to real life situations. 

    We are also a smaller school, which allows us to know and understand the needs of each of our students and their families. We boast small class sizes and intervention specialists for our children needing extra reinforcement in reading. Our teachers attend nationally recognized professional development in Arts Integration, as well as Professional  Development in best practices

    Bradley is dedicated to excellence and arts integration. We strive to make learning meaningful and to help every child realize their potential. 

What is arts integration?

Arts integration is instruction that integrates content and skills from the arts—dance, music, theater, and the visual arts—with other core subjects. Arts integration occurs when there is a seamless blending of the content and skills of an art form with those of a co-curricular subject.

Why do it?

Arts integration is highly effective in engaging and motivating students. It supports the academic achievement and improved social behavior of students while enhancing school climate and parental involvement.

A rich array of arts skills and intellectual processes provide multiple entry points for students to approach content in other subject areas, while the arts instruction is likewise deepened through integration of content from the other subject areas. The arts provide students multiple modes for demonstrating learning and competency.

It enlivens the teaching and learning experience for entire school communities. At its best, arts integration is transformative for students, teachers, and communities. The imaginations and creative capacities of teachers and students are nurtured and their aspirations afforded many avenues for realization and recognition.

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