High Expectations

According to Sandra McGary-Ervin, Harmony Leland’s highest priority is literacy. The arts are used in a variety of ways to encourage interest in reading. For example, visual art teacher Mary Perkerson praises the school’s Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) program and says that students use reading time in her classroom to learn more about art and artists.

Harmony Leland’s violin instruction program promotes self-esteem, discipline, and other skills that support the school’s guiding value — excellence.