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Welcome to KPH

Your Fine & Performing Arts School and So Much More...

A Community Empowered By Creativity

Intentionally providing wholistic education experiences through art.

Kelvyn Park Junior & Senior High School is a fine and performing arts school with art integrated instruction across the curriculum. Our teachers, staff members and students alike, strive to implement art as “habit of mind.” Art as “habit of mind” describes the thought processes teachers intend their students to learn while thinking and creating. These habits can be applied to every subject and grade level, which makes teaching them paramount in educating the whole child. Additionally, we offer two CTE Pathways (Digital Media and Allied Health), a JROTC program, SEL supports and to ensure equal education for ALL, we provide both inclusion and self-contained classrooms for our special education students.

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Fine & Performing Arts

Our fine and performing arts program allows students to pursue their passions in various artistic disciplines, from media and visual arts to music, dance, and theater.

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Arts Integrated Curriculum

The Kennedy Center defines Arts Integration as an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form. For example...

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In English Class

Paint a picture to accompany a piece of literature

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In History Class

Create a sculpture or collage to represent a critical event

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In Science Class

Use music or dance to explain a complex concept

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In Math Class

Create an abstract drawing containing geometric shapes or angles

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Social-Emotional Learning

At KPH, we are devoted to growing and maturing our kids socially and emotionally, allowing them to access their full intellectual potential. Our SEL supports, in addition to teaching art as "habit of mind," help our students learn to manage their emotions, set and achieve goals, and develop positive relationships while obtaining a 21st century skill set.

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"Our Staff goes above and beyond to form bonds with our most vulnerable or at-risk students. these special relationships provide a support system that kids can lean on both inside and outside of school."

– KPH Teacher

KPH Making Strides

We are excited to share with you that we have been able to secure over $4 million in funding for new state-of-the-art classrooms, which will be a crucial component in supporting our students in developing 21st century skills needed for success in school and life.

Multi-Purpose Room
$500,000

Auditorium
$1,400,000

Art Lab
$250,000

Music Lab
$600,000

Science Labs
$250,000

In the Heart of Hermosa

Hermosa is a neighborhood with a rich history and a vibrant culture. At the heart of Hermosa is art. Our murals reflect our community and our culture. They are our history. We offer an art integrated curriculum as well as a performing arts program. Hermosa is a better place because of its commitment to art, and that commitment starts with KPH.

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Our fine and performing arts program allows students to pursue their passions in various artistic disciplines, from visual art and music to dance and theater.