High-quality arts programs for all elementary students distinguishes SMMUSD as one of the few districts in the state to have a comprehensive K-12 visual and performing arts program. Here at Franklin, our children take weekly art classes, thanks to donations to our Santa Monica Education Foundation. P.S. ARTS is a nationally recognized arts provider, delivering arts education through a standards-based curriculum.
Six different P.S. ARTS Teaching Artists work with students in the areas music, visual arts (including ceramics) and theater: Kelly Adams (music); Angie Bradshaw (visual arts); Julia Chanin (music); Lonnie Martinez (visual arts); Kristy Pace (theater); and Davida Raffa (visual arts). Click here to learn more about these wonderful teachers.
Even better? All Santa Monica elementary school children have the same amazing arts classes with P.S. ARTS, giving them all a solid foundation in the arts as they matriculate to middle school and high school. Our district is renowned for its arts programs and it all starts here in Kindergarten at Franklin. Go, Team Franklin!