Jason Patera in NAIS

"It is easy to get caught up in superficial reasons that the arts are important in education, like improved self-esteem, discipline, and higher test scores. But last spring validated something for us that we’ve known for a long time: The arts have the power to inspire, to unify, to broaden perspective, to give voice, to mobilize, and—just maybe—to help us heal."

Academy Head of School Jason Patera wrote this great piece for NAIS -- National Association of Independent Schools about his and Ben Dicke's difficult decision to produce "columbinus" last spring. Read more here.