Creative Arts & Sciences

CA&S hosts the "Trinidad to Timbuktu" dancers
CA&S hosts the “Trinidad to Timbuktu” dancers


Creative Arts and Sciences is a city-mandated program that brings enrichment programs to every child in Newton.

A critical part of the Countryside PTO’s mission is to provide learning enrichment for our children. For this reason, we are very proud of our strong commitment to the Creative Arts and Sciences Program. Our PTO spends $52 per student on CA&S- more than any other school in the Newton School District!

Each program is like an in-school field trip in which experts in their fields teach the students about a grade-level appropriate lesson that aligns with state curriculum standards.


All- School Music Concert!!

On Friday October 13th, 2017 the New England Percussion Ensemble will introduce our students to the largest of all families of instruments – percussion. This is the name used to describe an instrument which produces its sound by striking. Our children will learn that percussion is more than ‘just drums’. The presenters will also reinforce the idea that music serves as a natural form of self expression for all. 

Click here to learn more about this amazing band!

Interested in joining the Creative Arts & Sciences Committee?  Contact Emma Ardiff-Flaherty and Kerry Prasad