Arts Education Research
“When well taught, the arts provide young people with authentic learning experiences that engage their minds, hearts, and bodies.”
- Champions for Change: The Impact of the Arts on Learning
Ongoing research has shown that engagement in any of the arts nurtures the development of a child’s cognitive, social and personal competencies. Several independent studies have shown that increased years of enrollment of arts courses are positively correlated with higher SAT verbal and math scores, and studying the arts has been shown to benefit reading and language skills, mathematics skills, thinking skills, social skills, and the motivation to learn.