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The Arts


One of the many beautiful murals that decorate NBFA's halls


At New Beginnings Family Academy, art, music, and movement energize the academic curriculum and make it more relevant to students’ lived experiences.


Visual art created by NBFA students is displayed across campus. These vibrant exhibitions, integrated with the themes in the curriculum, bring academic subjects to life and showcase the depth of student talent at NBFA.


Lesley Koplow


Music at NBFA is interwoven with the curriculum in all grades. As a result, music instruction not only fosters an appreciation but also helps students grasp and/or express their understanding of core disciplines. 

As students progress through their academic careers at NBFA, they explore the fundamentals of producing sound, rhythm, and beats. Pre-K to 6th-grade students receive weekly in-class instruction.

NBFA's Music Teacher Page


NBFA Supporter Bill Hanson visits a 4th grade class and observed as students practice the tongue drums. 

Visual Arts 

NBFA's visual arts program celebrates individuality, imagination, and each child's artistic potential. Art instruction includes drawing, painting, sculpting, printmaking, etc.  Art instruction complements, reinforces, and expresses the big ideas and themes of the unified arts disciplines.  

The art teacher collaborates with teachers in planning projects, field trips, performances, and guest appearances.  

NBFA students paint art murals.