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About Arts

A General Overview

The Visual and Performing Arts Department is an integral part of the curriculum at ICEF. We believe the whole child must have opportunities to explore their talents and engage in self-expression. We believe a comprehensive and vibrant arts program is essential to providing a comprehensive education. 

All kindergarten through 5th grade students are required to take arts classes. All visual arts classes start with the foundations of art language, history, and studio experience. Middle and high school students are offered a wide array of visual and performing arts classes and extracurricular programs from which to choose. With the arts being the primary component of Los Angeles’ creative economy, our teachers also focus on exposing students to various career pathways in the arts.


The Arts Department Mission Statement

Our arts program dedicates itself to building skills in innovation, cultural relevancy, critical-thinking, and problem solving. The mission of the ICEF Visual and Performing Arts Department is: "To prepare students to compete in top arts colleges as culturally aware, critical thinkers and creative problem solvers who employ imagination and integrity." This mission was founded on the need to support expression through the arts and to enhance understanding of the power visual communication in contemporary society.


Strategic Partnerships

Our students visit the most prominent art museums, galleries, and theaters in Los Angeles and the surrounding region. Our field trips include The J. Paul Getty Museum, The Getty Villa, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Broad, The Broad Stage, The Grammy Museum, The Music Center, The Huntington Library, The Pacific Asian Museum, and Art + Practice.

Present partners include The J. Paul Getty Museum, LA County Arts Commission, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Pacific Asian Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Inner City Arts, LA Commons, South Bay Contemporary Gallery, Sound Art, Choice Group, and Education Through Music

Past corporate sponsor - Utrecht Art Supplies