Fine Arts & Performing Arts
Truth. Goodness. Beauty. These are the touchstones of a classical education. That is why the arts are central in our curriculum – not optional. Every student, beginning in kindergarten and continuing through the high school, is involved in the performing arts. We employ six professional artists and musicians in a range of program offerings in art media, music and theater.
Art – Once a week grammar and middle school students spend time in the art room where they are systematically instructed in color charts, history, and a variety of artistic mediums. In the high school years there are several art courses available for credit and many students pursue independent studies. The art suite provides the facility for work in drawing, painting and three-dimensional art.
Music – All students are required to study music through the tenth grade. The School of Dialectic and the School of Rhetoric maintain choirs and band, and orchestras, all of which are performative. They give a major concert each spring. One of the finest and unique traditions at New Covenant is the Annual Service of Lessons & Carols, given during Advent. Joining with their middle school counterparts, this service includes readings of the story of redemption, highlighted by music, band and orchestral works from the student musical groups.
Theater – Drama instruction begins in the middle school and continues through the School of Rhetoric. Each year dramatic productions are staged by Panache, New Covenant Schools drama troupe.