Specialist Classes

Nebinger Elementary offers Specialists classes in the content area of Art, Music and Health-Physical Education for all students 1-2 times a week.


General Music

All Students in grades K-8 are scheduled to receive music class  with equitable and consistent access to relevant, meaningful, and high-quality instrumental music instruction. Key skills students learn are:

  • The organization of music, using knowledge of music theory and notation to identify how the elements of music (pitch, rhythm, harmony, dynamics, timbre, texture, form, and style/articulation) are used within a piece, including the difficulty or challenges of music being performed or created.
  • The historical, cultural and social context of the music as well as the impact of purpose and venue on our choices (selections) and presentation of music, including programing, etiquette and deportment.

Visit Nebinger’s Music page for more details



Visual Arts

Nebinger offers visual arts education for all students in kindergarten through 8th grade. The curriculum includes two dimensional and three-dimensional studio applications, art history and digital art media. We encourage students to learn through:

Discovering and creating an understanding of human behavior

Thinking outside of “the box”

Problem solving

Realizing their potential

Learning through the close observation of works of art and world cultures through various forms

Involvement with art materials and experiences guided by the elements and principles of art

Visit Nebinger’s Art page for more details



Health and Physical Education

Health and physical education provides students with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to achieve and maintain a physically active and healthful life, not only during their time in school but for a lifetime. Health and physical education are integral components of a balanced educational program. Children who are healthy and physically active increase their chances of achieving their highest academic potential and are better able to handle the demands of today’s hectic schedules. (https://www.education.pa.gov/)

The Pennsylvania State Board of Education requires that:

Every student in a primary (generally grades K-3), intermediate (generally 4-6), middle school (generally grades 7-9) and senior high (generally 10-12) programs must be provided with planned instruction that is aligned with academic standards in health and physical education.