Langley Fine Arts School
9096 Trattle St, Fort Langley, BC, V1M 2S6
Langley Fine Arts School offers students a rich, colourful and memorable educational experience.
|Store Type |||Educational Services|
|Neighbourhood |||Fort Langley|
|Getting There |||88th Ave. or Glover Rd. Bus|
|Cross Street |||88 Ave. and Glover Rd.|
Profile Last Updated: April 07, 2008
As a school that offers a complete immersion in the fine arts from Grade 1 to 12, Langley is quite unique. At this school, children complete their foundational education in an environment designed to harness their innate artistic abilities. This innovative curriculum and high number of specialized teachers promises a first-rate learning experience. Divisions exist in the educational ranks over theory, but nobody can deny that Langley is doing well. It attracts the finest teachers and many of the brightest kids, and it might just become a model for the rest of the province one day.
From Budding to Fruition
Langley provides a complete education to students from Grade 1 to 12. During the early years, the arts are used to enrich traditional learning. The teaching is pod-based, using teams of four teachers who have one art specialty each. Teachers keep one group of kids for core instruction and swap them for an arts rotation. As time goes on, the instruction grows more specialized. In later grades the children pick a major and choose more electives. And from start to finish, pupils are treated to fabulous field trips (including international travel). They’re also lucky to have some of the best art facilities at any school in the province. Scores of dance studios, music rooms, drama spaces and visual arts spaces are found throughout the school.
A Gift for Everyone
Langley’s curriculum is based on the theory of “multiple intelligences.” This theory has its roots in brain-based studies conducted at Harvard University. It holds that all children possess certain innate artistic abilities. Each has the potential to learn best through their own artistic pathway. For example, a movement could be used to describe a concept for one type of learner while citing a passage in a novel could help another. They believe that any child can flourish through this kind of flexible instruction.