A Commitment to the Arts
“The true work of art is but a shadow of divine perfection.” - Michelangelo
“Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.” - Plato
At Catholic schools we believe the arts are an essential part of a faith-based education. Through the arts – whether it is the performing or visual arts – students learn expression of themselves and their faith. They also acquire a better understanding of both past and present cultures and the society in which they live.
Students at our Catholic schools are actively involved in creating, performing and participating in the arts. Arts are valued in our schools as they integrate mind, body and spirit while providing opportunities for self- expression. Independence and collaboration are valuable by-products for arts education while merging the learning of process and content.
Students of the arts often demonstrate improvement in academic achievement, attitudes, social skills, and critical and creative thinking. It is here that every student can succeed in areas of expression and learning.
While programs for the arts vary at each school, the commitment to the value of an education in the arts does not. Examples of classes and clubs for the performing and visual arts available at our schools include:
- Visual Arts
- Drama and Theatre
- Art Appreciation
- Music Appreciation
- Art clubs
To view programs at specific schools, click here to find a school in your area.