Explorer West students are challenged to open their imaginations and broaden their horizons by continuously trying new things. All students take art, music, and drama classes as part of their weekly classes in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

Students develop observation, problem-solving, and self-expression skills that translate across the curriculum.


Students learn the elements of music by studying a wide array of music from cultures around the world. Each student studies an instrument and learns to sing as a member of an ensemble.


Every student takes part in drama productions, set design, and performance. Drama is a social art and builds self-control, confidence, and cooperation.