In all of our co-curricular classes, students are given the opportunity to create according to the gifts God has given them.
Our exceptional art program opens the eyes of our students to the beauty in the world around them. Students are exposed to artists from the past and engage in a variety of artistic mediums. Painting, drawing, ceramics, fiber arts are just a few of the creative outlets the students enjoy. In every project, students are using skills to become better visual communicators, connecting with the rich, artistic and historical heritage from our past, while receiving the change to value the diversity of artistic gifts within our community.
Both the art and music programs rotate through a five-year study of the following historical time periods: Medieval/Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern.
Music enriches our lives and in the Lower School each student experiences music weekly in a variety of ways. Students sing, play games, move, listen, read music and play instruments while being trained using the Kodaly music principles. This teaching equips our students with life-long learning and understanding of music.
Additionally, each student (K-5) is given an opportunity for music and drama to be combined in one of the two annual performances – a Christmas musical and a spring musical. Most performances relate to the time period currently being studied in the five-year cycle.
The P.E. program is designed to assist in the physical development and coordination of each student. Activities encourage gross motor and skill development, fitness, rhythm, cooperation and sportsmanship. The students participate in the “Presidential Challenge” and “Jump Rope for Heart.” Field Day is the culmination of many skills taught during the year.
Technology is integrated across the curricular areas of language arts, social studies, science and math through a variety of software programs. Word processing and keyboarding are taught at developmentally-appropriate grade levels. Computer studies use a variety of software and hardware to teach research skills and electronic presentation skills. Internet research is begun in third grade.