Classical arts


The Classical Center at Brandenburg Middle School is a magnet program that utilizes a “classical” approach to curriculum.  Programming is planned to educate the whole child by involving Latin, literature, fine arts and physical fitness.  The Classical Center offers a variety of curriculum opportunities to develop the interests and aptitudes of each child.


Dance students will acquire vocabulary and skills in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical and other genres. There are three levels of dance offered at Brandenburg Middle School: Semester Dance, Year-long Dance and Advanced Dance.

Dance Teachers: Jamie Mathieu and Cassidy Pinkston


Gymnastics involves the performance of exercises requiring strength, flexibility, balance and control. Along with basic skill progressions, gymnastics focuses on key components such as spotting, flexibility and strength training, safety rules and awareness, focus, self-discipline and sportsmanship in the following:

  • Women’s events: vault, uneven bars, balance, beam & floor exercise
  • Men’s events: floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars & high bar

Gymnastics Teachers: Robin Castellon, Mary Gibson, Kevin Muenz 



This secondary course addresses comprehension of the Latin language through reading. Students develop an understanding of the social and political history as they follow the story of the first century A.D. Students are also presented with more sophisticated grammatical points and sentence patterns in Latin.

Students take Latin 1 in 7th grade and Latin 2 in 8th grade, fulfilling their language requirement for high school.

Latin Teacher: April Huse


Classical Center students have the opportunity to learn the art of playing piano.  The course is designed for both beginners and advanced players.  Students will participate in recitals and festivals.

If you are not in a Piano Lab class but would like to learn how to play or just want to tune your piano skills, come to Zero Hour held Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00-8:40 a.m. 

Piano Teacher: Sheri Dacon