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At The Arts Based School, our approach to teaching and childhood development is designed to support all children. We deliver a rigorous academic program, following the NC Standard Course of Study, integrated deeply with the arts: music, dance, visual art, and theater. Our curriculum is inherently interdisciplinary and project-based, with culminating experiences of exceptional depth and scope at every grade level. We believe that the arts are innately powerful forms of learning and self-expression for all children.

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How We Do It and Why

“Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.” - Maya Angelou
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How We Do It and Why

9/17/20 - There are some among us who could easily retire now, to sip tea and read books on the porch. Instead, these experts have agreed to become novices again, led by deep commitment. I’m referring not only to staff, but to parents.
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Remote Learning 101

9/3/20 - Our goal with remote learning is to deliver the NC Standard Course of Study to support students’ continued progress in his/her education, while maintaining our commitment to relationship-building and community. Here is a review of the basics!
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How We Do It and Why

8/27/20 - “We might be by ourselves in our own box, but we are still connected to everyone else.” - Jan Adams, ABS Dance Teacher, during Zoom classes.

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