Fine, Performing, and Practical Arts

The fine, performing, and practical arts curriculum in the High School serves students as both a medium for self-exploration and a vehicle for bringing a creative impulse to fruition. Courses are designed to amplify certain themes relevant to each grade and complement academic studies. Manual dexterity furthers cognitive development.

Positive musical experiences and developing musical competence are goals of the music curriculum. All courses involve several performances during the year. Cooperating, listening carefully to one another, and practicing patience, concentration, and flexibility are all benefits of students co-creating in the musical realm.

Wearing the costume of a time period and taking on the personality of a character in a play provide students with an opportunity to step out of their skin and experience the emotions and psyche of another human being. Drama allows students to deepen their self knowledge, understand life, and touch their own souls.