Visual & Performing Arts at BPS
Billerica Public Schools proudly offer comprehensive fine arts programming for all students — kindergarten through senior year — at each of our schools. We offer a wide range of programs during the regular school day, as well as numerous after-school programs.
Elementary school students receive visual art and general music on a regular schedule. In fourth grade, students may elect to participate in band or string orchestra lessons once per week. Our middle and high schools offer a broad spectrum of visual and performing arts classes. Visual arts courses include painting, drawing, illustration, computer graphics, and 3-D sculpture. Performing arts classes include concert and marching bands, chamber singers, acapella and concert choir, string orchestra, piano, music theory, theatre tech, and acting.
The Billerica School District’s focus on support for student success is augmented by district-level enrichment opportunities such as art shows, concerts, exhibitions, recitals, district honor bands, honor orchestras and honor choirs and Massachusetts theater festivals. We support vigorous relationships with various state and national organizations including National Association for Music Education, Massachusetts Music Educators Association, and Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild.
The Billerica Public School District is committed to the education of the whole child and as a component of that education believes that:
Every student should have basic knowledge, skills, and appreciation of the fine arts.
A quality arts education program will enable students to develop self-esteem, self-discipline, self-motivation, and cooperation necessary for success in life.