The Fine Arts Academy is designed to achieve academic excellence while immersing students in a fine arts environment. The programming emphasizes the integration of performing arts (choral, drama, band, dance and art) into the regular cirricula. The Academy students present special performances through the year with a large special production performed annually at elementary, middle and high school levels.
Instruction will be offered in the following disciplines:
The program also offers parents and students the flexibility to schedule private lessons and practice during the school day.
In the drama program, students are encouraged to give creative expression to their insights about themselves and the world.
They learn to interpret and communicate ideas and feelings through characterization, improvisation, scene work, and writing.
They also become more focused and physically aware while developing critical thinking, concentration, and observation skills.
Within the program, students engage in creative improvisation; learn to develop character, setting, dramatic action and conflict; create original dramatic pieces; enhance their interpersonal skills by working cooperatively with others; become aesthetically aware in evaluating drama; and develop their performance skills.
As an extra-curricular activity, students may elect to participate in school productions.
Music is an integrated program designed to accommodate the wide spectrum of student experiences and talents and foster a lifelong appreciation of world music.
Music study in grades five through eight takes many forms, including choral and instrumental ensemble participation, exploration of composition, analysis, listening and improvisation in the general much classes, and performing solo in recitals for family and friends.
Choral provides students with the opportunity to appreciate the work and discipline necessary for singing in a chorus, as well as the enjoyment felt from bringing a piece of music to life and the comaraderie that results from the process.
Repertoire is drawn from a wide range of styles, periods, and cultures. Students play an active role in exploring different choral techniques, voice parts, and repertoire. Rehearsals culminate in performances, both in school and for the larger community.
Sports and Recreation
The Sports Academy is designed to achieve academic excellence while immersing students in a sports environment. We ensure that all of our students understand, experience and appreciate the health benefits by participating in our Physical Education programs and activities.
Sports programs include athletic competition at an inter-school level with an emphasis on sportsmanship, co-operation, self control and concern for others. Technology is integrated into our physical education program and athletic activities.
Choice of community sports will be offered for boys and girls.