The Arts Program
Playa del Rey Elementary School is part of a nationally recognized, standards-based art education program. Students have access to dance, music, theatre and visual arts.
Dance- Dance is an integral part of society. As students dance, their creative abilities begin to suggest spontaneous movements as they improvise their responses to the music. Dance has been described as communication between soul and soul, expressing what is too deep and fine for words.
Music -Existing in every culture and generation, music embodies the distinctly human need to organize sounds to express the dimensions of human feeling.
Theater-Theater is a collaborative art that enhances communication and is accessible for all students. Through their experiences with drama, students develop their imaginations and their confidence.
Visual Arts-Through the visual arts, images become part of language, building on a child's natural inclination to communicate. Painting, drawing, sculpture and other visual art forms are a kind of talking about life.
Playa del Rey Elementary offers an orchestra program for students in grades 3-5. The students can choose from various woodwind and brass instruments which are loaned to the student from LAUSD.
Playa Learning Garden
The Playa Learning garden is an ongoing project that covers approximately 4000 square feet of space. Students gain from this “outdoor” classroom and learn and appreciate nature and its surroundings. Students engage in hands on learning allowing them to learn different subjects at the same time, including, science, math, health, history and social studies. In addition to these academic lessons, the garden teacher life lesson as well. In caring for the garden students must exercise their sense of responsibility, patience, self confidence, curiosity and nurturing.
PS Science is a non-profit in Los Angeles partnering with elementary classroom teachers to mentor and deliver impactful science learning throughout the school year. PS Science addresses the chronic deficit in early elementary science and enables underserved children and their teachers to do science through active exploration and collaboration, and know the joy of discovery and the power of knowledge. PS Science is changing the future by inspiring tomorrow’s innovators in medicine, technology, aerospace, environmental science, engineering, and more.
Young Storytellers, formerly the Young Storytellers Foundation, is an arts education non-profit operating primarily in Los Angeles. Young Storytellers currently serves 5th grade students mentoring and supporting their writing efforts. Performances are hosted each semester to highlight the accomplishments of our student writers in a script to stage platform. Here's a message from our school partner.
Network for a Healthy California
Through the Network for a Healthy California—LAUSD,Playa del Rey Elementary provides nutrition education all students every year.
From in-classroom tastings and samplings and school health fairs to student-led nutrition groups and physical activity demonstrations, these school community members are committed to providing innovative, hands-on educational opportunities for our students.