At Gault all students K-5 enjoy enriching experiences in the visual
arts. Our artist in residence, Vickie Gilbert, has an extensive
background and training in her field giving our students an appreciation
of the arts, as well as an opportunity to explore and develop their own
talents. Vickie will share the elements of visual arts with your child.
Students have the opportunity to draw, paint, watercolor, sculpt with
clay and explore the various cultural connections found in art.
Learn more about Gault’s Art Program
Gault Elementary School offers music classes to 3rd, 4th and 5th
grades. Through music class we learn to sing, play instruments and learn
about music notation and music history via music videos and modern
electronic media (traditional yet modern). We also arrange for special
performances by professional musicians, dance troupes, and performers
throughout the school year.
El Sistema Santa Cruz has two distinct programs: the kinder
introduction to El Sistema and the pre-orchestra and orchestra program.
Students from first grade to fifth grade attend El Sistema for 26 weeks,
4 days/week, 1½ hours per day. Students are met at the end of their
school day by El Sistema teachers and gather for a healthy snacks. The
pre-orchestra students then proceed to a circuit of ensemble vocals and
musical games. They learn about the orchestra by creating playable
instruments and listening to guest instrumentalists. Rhythm and pitch
are taught through musical games.
Learn more about Gault’s Music Programs
The Life Lab Program at Gault School is a K-5 hands-on science and
nutrition program. All students visit the garden in small groups with
their class two times a month during the school year. Lessons include
scientific observation and illustration, science experiments, planting,
growing, and harvesting seasonal fruits and vegetables, preparing foods
Learn more about Gault’s Life Lab
Ocean Guardian Project
Gault is one of four schools in Santa Cruz County to receive a NOAA Ocean
Guardian School grant. These grants go to K-12 schools to implement
hands-on school or community-based projects. Gault students are working
with local non-profit Groundswell to grow native plants in our Life Lab garden and transplant them to Seabright Beach State Park.
Learn more about Gault’s Ocean Guardian Project
After School Enrichment and Safety
ASES is one of Gault’s after school programs, open to students in 2nd
through 5th grade who would strongly benefit from a program focused on
homework support, academic intervention, enrichment, and social skills
support. Throughout the week students are supported in making progress
on homework, and participate in such classes as writing, math, P.E.,
computers, art, community building and dance. A light snack is served at
the start of every session. ASES runs every day from the end of the
school until 6pm. Students attending ASES must commit to a minimum of
five (5) days and fifteen (15) hours each week.
Learn more about ASES