George Lucas Educational Foundation

Schools That Work

Bates Middle School

Public, Suburban
Grades 6-8
Annapolis, MD
  • Arts Integration

    Arts Integration for Deeper Learning in Middle School

    Bates Middle school educators report improvements in critical thinking, risk taking, and collaboration.
  • Arts Integration

    Integrate the Arts, Deepen the Learning

    Critical thinking, risk taking, and collaboration are just some of the areas where Bates Middle School educators report big improvements since integrating the arts.
  • Teacher Development

    Lesson Plans and Resources for Arts Integration

    Educators from Bates Middle School, in Annapolis, Maryland, share arts-integrated lessons and resources that you can use in your school.
    Doug Keely
  • Arts Integration

    How the Arts Unlock the Door to Learning

    Thanks to a bold strategy -- integrating the arts into curricula -- the faculty, staff, and students of Maryland's Bates Middle School are crafting a whole new vision of school transformation.
  • Education Trends

    The Social and Emotional Benefits of Being Weirdly Creative

    Arts integration helps kids connect and feel safe on the bumpy road to learning.