The mission of Stone Academy of Communication Arts Magnet Program is to prepare all students for lifelong learning by actively engaging students in a comprehensive, sequential, academic program. The program is interwoven with the arts and enriched with creative problem-solving experiences appropriate for all learning styles.
As our principal, Mrs. Vaughn, states
"Stone Academy focuses on the arts in a way that no other school in Greenville does. We offer drama and dance weekly and strings to students beginning in third grade who wish to participate. More importantly, we integrate the arts into instruction in each homeroom. We have a partnership with the Peace Center for Performing Arts and Metropolitan Arts Council for professional development. Through the I.D.E.A. (Intensive Development of Education through the Arts) our teachers train with local artists and artists from the Kennedy Center in Washington on how to incorporate the arts into instruction. Our curriculum is filled with active learning and problem-solving experiences. Students enjoy learning because they are actively engaged. More importantly, they are using different areas of the brain while learning in different modalities, and thus retain and apply knowledge more effectively."