Six eighth grade students, Gus Critz, Catherine Dwyer, Sahil Gandhi, Gabe Jones and Andrew Reveno, were national winners in the Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku and Senryu Competition for Grades 7-12. The winners were chosen from over 3,000 entries. The winning haiku are published in results in Frogpond, the journal of the Haiku Society of America and on the HAS website. Each poet also receives a prize of $100.
Paideia promotes development in the arts, including fine and performance arts, as part of a well rounded education. The arts at Paideia cover a wide range of creative forms, including visual arts such as drawing and painting, ceramics, woodworking and photography, and performing arts, including music and chorus and drama.
There are 16 teachers in the arts program. Most teach a variety of ages. Students throughout the school take art classes. Teachers in the elementary often work with art teachers to coordinate lessons with class study themes. In junior high and high school are exposed to a wide range of offerings. In recent years, Paideia students have been successful in photography, art and music competitions at the local, state and national levels. A large number of students are selected to participate in the selective All-state Chorus, Band and Orchestra. Junior high and high students perform in musical and dramatic productions as well.
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