Perley Primary Fine Arts Academy
740 North Eddy Street
South Bend, IN 46617
Principal: Jill VanDriessche
The arts are a universal language. They shape how we feel, how we think, how we respond. At Perley Primary Fine Arts Academy we believe music, drama, visual art and dance are the most powerful tools to tap into what the children already know, amplifying their understanding of themselves and their world.
An abundance of research exists which demonstrates how the arts have a positive impact on brain function and social skills. They improve listening and benefit language development. They foster an appreciation for diversity and activate the imagination. They use motor skills to assist the mind with discovering and obtaining knowledge, leading to stronger reading proficiency, increased math abilities, and higher general intelligence scores.
Perley is focused on providing students with meaningful experiences and exposure to all art forms; with guest artists, performance opportunities, an integrated curriculum, and an extensive After-School Arts program. The students demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways and are ever changing. We prepare students for the 21st century with global readiness. Perley believes that "Every child is an artist...."
Transportation is provided to all students in the SBCSC district!
Give your child the gift of fine arts!