Visual Arts


The School District of Philadelphia offers visual arts education for students in kindergarten through high school. The curriculum includes two dimensional and three-dimensional studio applications, art history and digital art media. We encourage students to learn through :

Discovering and creating an understanding of human behavior

  • Thinking outside of “the box”
  • Problem solving
  • Realizing their potential
  • Learning through the close observation of works of art and world cultures through various forms
  • Involvement with art materials and experiences guided by the elements and principles of art

High school students may pursue International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement course work in the visual arts.