Fine Arts at Covenant Academy are comprised of Art, Music, and Drama or performing arts.
The Grammar Years (Grades PK-6)
Art history and appreciation are presented in the context of historical studies so that culture and beauty are put in the proper light. Students are trained in the Monart Method as they seek to replicate and imitate classic art. Students are exposed to good, true and beautiful things to imitate so that their creations will reflect these values.
Music appreciation and history are intertwined with developing strong vocal skills. Students are introduced to the essentials of performance, music theory and notation along with a love for music through monthly hymns and composers.
At Covenant, students begin to recite Scripture verses and short poems as early as Kindergarten. This informal style of presenting equips students with foundational skills and experience needed to successfully memorize and recite speeches and eventually their senior theses.
The Logic Years (Grades 7 & 8)
- Seventh Grade: students have one semester of Art and one semester of Music Theory & Band (comprised of our Drum and Bugle Corps).
- Eighth Grade: we offer one semester of Practical Arts (Home Economics) and one semester of Photo Journalism/Graphic Design.
In 7th and 8th grade, Fine Arts courses are one semester each for so that students are able to determine high school electives. Extra-curricular electives include Choir and our Theatre Troupe (offered as a summer elective*).
The High School Years (Grades 9-12)
In 9th Grade, students are enrolled in our Historical Survey of the Arts class. In addition, students have the opportunity to enroll in one of the following electives: Art, Concert Choir, Mock Trial, Theatre Troupe (offered as a summer elective*), or Yearbook/Graphic Design.
*While the drama production is considered an extracurricular activity for 8th grade and under and a summer elective at the high school level, drama itself is another rhetoric tool that is taught in the classroom from the earliest days of Scripture and poetry recitations in the Grammar School to debate and public speaking in the Rhetoric School.
"In carefully setting forth the boundaries of art, the Bible creates a space for beauty. Aesthetic experience, the perception of beauty, is valuable for its own sake and can also profoundly enrich our lives. Art can open our eyes to the beauties of the created order. A painting or a song or a poem can spark a flash of illumination… The tradition of Christian art is a magnificent legacy, one contemporary Christians should draw upon and maintain."
-- State of the Arts: From Bezalel to Mapplethorpe by Gene Edward Veith