"The world is our stage" is more than an expression at IDS. Each year, beginning in Kindergarten, all students are involved in acting and producing age-appropriate dramatic productions. We act, we sing, we dance, we design and build sets, and no matter how small or large the role, students are engaged in working together to bring the theater to life.
At IDS we highly value the benefits of theater for children. Dramatic performance allows children to explore their creativity, to discover a little more about themselves and gain confidence in front of an audience. Children are provided with the opportunity to collaborate with their peers, think critically, to foster peer acceptance and to develop self-worth in a safe environment.
Early Childhood and Lower School
Students in grades one through five present their plays to the entire school, their families, and invited guests. Most often the theme of each classroom production is woven into the classroom’s academic curriculum.
All students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade have the opportunity to perform on the professional stage in our Galluzzo Theater. The class play is certainly one of the highlights of each child’s year! The skills they gain, both socially and academically, provide them with a solid base for the experiences they will encounter in Middle School.