Art instruction is provided to all students and is designed to increase students' love and appreciation of the visual arts. Art education enhances a child's ability to problem solve, think creatively, and truly see God's creation around them. The projects students complete are developed to illustrate the elements and principles of the visual arts.
Students in grades 5-8 are able to participate in group band, as well as receive an individual or small-group lesson weekly. Studies show that playing in band develops self-discipline and helps students become team-oriented problem solvers who are confident and able to think creatively. In addition to the academic advantages of playing an instrument (higher math, language and reading scores) are the intrinsic rewards…using the gifts and talents God has blessed us with by working together to create beautiful music which is exciting and fun!
Classroom music is offered to all students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Each classroom receives 30 minutes of instruction two times a week. The music curriculum is based on the elements of music as well as the Minnesota Music Standards. All students participate in a Christmas Concert in December as well as a Spring Musical. These are great opportunities to perform musically, but also to share our faith in Jesus Christ.