Flynn at Your School
"I really feel like my classroom had a profound experience with the Flynn. It was fascinating to watch personal dynamics and who jumped in and who hesitated. In many ways it leveled the playing field and gave an opportunity for different students to shine. Your energy was magnetic and the time flew by! I admired how you took everyone's ideas and turned them into skillful acting techniques. I am a huge fan of theater and aspire to be the kind of teacher who can seamlessly weave drama into the curriculum. I have a lot to learn from you and so appreciate the opportunity."
- Monique Tetreault, Shelburne Community School
Pursuing our mission to promote the performing arts as an integral approach to school transformation, we work closely with teachers to design effective ways to meet educational goals through inspiring, engaging and joyful teaching and learning. The foundational principles of our school programs spring from a strong belief that all people are capable of developing their expressive skills in a collaborative and supportive ensemble of learners. Though refined performances can be a part of our work with schools, the majority of our work focuses on the creative process and on providing dynamic structures that encourage student input and exploration. With students from pre-K to graduate level, we are continually affirmed by the power of the performing arts to engage students, strengthen comprehension, build community, raise individual self-esteem, and create joy.
The Flynn Center’s outreach has been furthered by grants from many prestigious organizations. Our signature professional development program, Words Come Alive, is recognized as one of four noteworthy models by the John F. Kennedy Center’s Changing Education Through the Arts program, and the Flynn is one of seven performing arts centers featured in the Dana Foundation’s ground-breaking publication, Acts of Achievement: The Role of Performing Arts Centers in Education.
Review this section of our website by navigating through the menu on the right and consider the many ways that our gifted teaching artists can enrich the education (and the lives!) of both you and your students.