Beth Tfiloh understands that Middle School is a turning point in a young person’s life. It is a time when students begin to make choices and express their individuality. We recognize that Middle School students are self-reflective, and we look to cultivate artistic behaviors that enable them to express their ideas. Art encourages students to create, make decisions, and take risks. It requires critical thinking. Research indicates that a Middle School Arts education results in higher academic achievement, a higher rate of attendance, fewer disciplinary infractions, and aids in social and emotional development. These are essential skills which will benefit them as they move forward to high school and beyond.