Welcome to View Ridge Elementary Arts Academy!
View Ridge Elementary is one of two elementary schools on the east side of the Bremerton School District attendance area. Many of our students and families are shared with our sister school, Armin Jahr Elementary. View Ridge Elementary serves students preschool through 5th grade. Parents are extremely important to the success of the students attending our school.
We continually find ways to engage parents in their children's learning through parent newsletters, monthly family nights, and volunteer opportunities.
An Arts Integration School
What is Art Integration?
In an Arts Integration Program, students: master core content areas (reading, writing, math, science, and social studies) while concurrently learning arts standards (music, visual arts, drama, and dance). For example, students learn about Earth’s rotation by participating in a drawing lesson about shading, addressing both science, and visual arts standards at the same time.
Decades of research on arts education and arts integration find many positive effects such as:
- Increased student achievement
- Improved test scores
- Improved student attendance
- Increased positive perception about school
- Improved cognitive abilities that are assessed on state tests
- Academic concepts understood more deeply
- Information processed and stored by the brain more effectively and quickly
For more information download our View Ridge Arts Integration brochure.