Practical Arts Department Philosophy
The Practical Arts program is a place where the heart, minds, and hands converge, providing opportunities to tackle real world design challenges. Mahwah High School offers a unique collection of practical arts classes. This is an important part of the school’s mission of developing in young people through “rigorous and relevant” curricula which will serve them well in college and in life. Practical Arts department objectives include cross-disciplinary and collaborative learning, skills for engineering, effective problem solving, creative expression, competency in the language of craft and design, and personal empowerment through self-confidence and self-esteem.