Congratulations to our
April Panthers of The Month!
Panthers of the Month are students who have gone above and beyond in and out of the classroom. These students exemplify the character education trait of the month. April’s character education trait is Citizenship. These students exemplify what it means to be good citizens. They are respectful, helpful and always have a positive attitude when it come to team work. Congratulations Panthers, keep up the great work!
Student Life at The Piedmont School
Here at The Piedmont School we know all about different learning styles. Some students are kinesthetic (hands-on) learners, some students are visual learners, some students learn best through music, and others learn best through active movement. Whatever the learning style, The Piedmont School goes above and beyond to accommodate. We are firm believers in a complete integrated Arts education. In addition to our academics, we offer each Piedmont School student to a complete Arts curriculum.
Visual and Performing Arts
At The Piedmont School, students participate in the visual and performing arts several times a week. Students have Art on Tuesdays and Thursdays where they build, create, draw, sculpt, paint, and innovate. Students also have Drama on Mondays and Fridays where they are able to learn how to express themselves, better communicate, and learn about theatre and acting.
Through a partnership with the North Carolina Music Academy, The Piedmont School offers music every Wednesday. Many students with learning differences often learn best through music, so we ensure that every student gets access to a music curriculum. Students learn to about pitch, tone, singing, music notes, and instruments. Our Upper School students also get an opportunity to learn how to play the recorder. Our students truly thrive having music in the building!
To read more on The Piedmont School’s Arts Department and how we integrate the Arts into our daily education, read here.
The Piedmont School Panthers compete in the Independent School League (ISL) along with several other area independent schools. Athletics are open to fourth through eighth graders. The Piedmont School competes in soccer (fall), flag football (fall), basketball (fall), volleyball (spring), and cross country (spring).
The ISL is a co-ed league and we encourage all interested students 4th-8th grade to play!
Partnership with High Point University
For the last two years our students have been invited by High Point University‘s special education graduate department to serve as a student panel for their soon to be graduates. These future teachers get the opportunity to ask our students questions about how they learn best, what they think future teachers should know, things they should do in their classroom that help students, etc. It is such a wonderful experience for these future teachers but also for our students. We are always teaching our students to advocate for themselves and what they need so this is a great opportunity for them to share with future educators things they have found helpful in their educational journeys.
High Point University always treats us so well and after our student panel the HPU students give our students a tour of the university- including a trip to the arcade and a great meal in the cafe. We have hosted several HPU students on our campus who have served as interns and student teachers and we love this beautiful partnership we have created with such an extraordinary university.