Rooftop Alternative K-8 School



This year, Art Is... explores how the arts can invite us to build community.

Art Is... is an arts education program that uses works of art to provide an inexhaustible resource for exploration, reflection and understanding.  The program actively engages students, supports learning across the curriculum, and builds critical thinking skills through “hands-on” art making, reflection and research.

Art Is... will bring works of art (music, dance, theater and visual art, with a focus on multicultural work) to all Rooftop students and develop partnerships between teachers, teaching artists, arts organizations and art parents to develop integrated, interdisciplinary curriculum that will support learning for all students.

This website is created at Rooftop Alternative K-8 School to assist teachers, parents and students in their classroom study.


“We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others bright, some have weird names, but they all have learned to live together in the same box.”

— Robert Fulghum

Art Is... Coming Together