Fine Arts PhilosophyThe Fine Arts Department at Naperville North High School is founded on the conviction that academics and the arts are equally important to student development and achievement. North’s comprehensive Fine Arts offerings are integrated throughout the academic curriculum and various student activity organizations – motivating students with a variety of learning styles to succeed in high school and pursue higher education. The plethora of Fine Arts opportunities at North maintain our commitment to providing a rigorous arts education for all students while providing quality art for the Naperville Community.
Visual Art offerings are designed to develop in all students: visual sensitivity; creative talents; cultural appreciations; and, lifelong skills that can enhance career and personal potentials.
Music offerings are designed to develop in all students: the professional practices of a working musician; the kinesthetic aspects of music making; the skills necessary to be savvy consumers of music; to perform, produce and analyze the language of music; to be self-motivated collaborators in pursuit of group oriented goals; and, lifelong skills that can enhance career and personal potentials.
Both the Visual Art and Music curricula offer courses for students with little background, and for advanced students who are interested in specializing in a career in the Fine Arts.