CHCA’s Visual Arts Program

Our PK-Gr 8 program supports the general visual arts development of the student through curriculum designed to nurture and develop their God-given desire to create and appreciate the aesthetic beauty in God’s universe. Students use value judgments to make decisions about art that honors God and shows appreciation for God’s handiwork and its effect on their lives. Through various processes, students become aware how art relates to other areas of study. Students examine the human experience through their own creativity, through art history as an expression of culture, and through the use of visual mediums, technology, literature, and God’s Word. Students experience and gain skill with the various art processes to gain confidence in their ability and grow in their aesthetic sense. Students value cultural diversity through the knowledge of the visual arts. Visual arts prepare students to acknowledge their God-given talents and to pursue with confidence opportunities and challenges set before them.

CHCA’s Music Program

Our PK-Gr 8 program supports the general development of the student through curriculum designed to ensure students recognize that music is a gift from God and as such should be used to glorify and serve Him. We encourage students to develop a lifelong love of music through participation in performance and study. Growing from these studies is an appreciation of the diversity of musical experience, culture, Christian heritage, and an ability to evaluate both aural and written music for quality and to evaluate music and performances congruent with scriptural principles. Students pursue musical opportunities with confidence and knowledge. They engage competently in a variety of musical experiences both for academic and personal purposes demonstrating creativity, appreciation, and expression in a variety of situations. Audiences within and beyond the school provide opportunities for musical outreach. Students work cooperatively and responsively in groups. Students demonstrate appropriate leadership and giving value to others’ work. Students receive challenge and support in pursuit of success in music. All students have the right to participate.

For PK-Gr 4, the curriculum is primarily vocal and rhythm based, and performance opportunities range from school programs to performances in the community. For Gr 5-8, instrumental music is added to the curriculum and training in technique, as well as expanded performance opportunities, becomes part of the student experience. An extra-curricular theatre program is also open to students in Gr 4-8, which produces two musicals annually in collaboration with the Vocal Music department. Our Upper School Theatre Department provides additional theatre opportunities for students in Gr 7-8, which vary annually.

Last modified: 16 July 2019


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