The art and music programs are taught with a strong cross curricular emphasis. Students study the principals of music and artistic expression while benefiting from visual and auditory reinforcement for material being addressed in other subject areas. The musical and visual arts are linked through the multi-media resources.

Music

Contemporary and traditional Christian Music is explored at every grade level.

Grade six

The curriculum emphasizes basic musical skills using multicultural examples to tie in with the social studies curriculum. Connections are also made to the oceanographic and solar system units of the science curriculum.

Grade seven

Students explore music from Native American cultures, the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, which is covered in social studies.

Grade eight

Students study music from the late 1800s through the twentieth century. Scientific advances affecting musical instrumentation are explored, along with the science of sound. In grade eight, the religion and Latin curriculums are supported by a study of Gregorian chants and other liturgical music from the history of the Church.

Music classes emphasize hands-on learning. Group activities are utilized to provide an opportunity for students to integrate their personal talents and interests with the study of music. Basic musical skills are taught, including reading musical notation and playing simple melodies on keyboard instruments. Students with advanced musical training are given the opportunity to express themselves through musical composition. All students are encourage to sing and learn how to use and protect their changing adolescent voices. Performance opportunities are available through the band, choir, musical drama, school liturgies, and small ensemble opportunities.

Visual Arts

The visual arts curriculum is also taught with a heavy cross-curricular emphasis. Art projects, for the most part are coordinated with subject teachers.

Grade six

The emphasis is on "the world" while developing basic art skills.

Grade seven

Curriculum involves the fine arts, specifically drawing, painting, sculpture, impressionism and early American art history.

Grade eight

Curriculum focuses on print making and design, American art history and architecture.