We believe that part of the genius of the classical philosophy is that it pays attention to developing the whole person. Along with the specialized skills of their trade or craft, well educated adults should be “conversant” in a broad range of topics that come together to make up our culture. That is, a well educated adult should have a basic education in the arts as much as in science, math, grammar, and so on.
So, in addition to their academic subjects, Covenant students also receive training in art and music as part of their regular curriculum.
Goals of the Music Curriculum
The music program at Covenant aims to give students:
- a love for singing (After all, that is one of the few things that Scripture guarantees that we will do forever.)
- an appreciation for different styles of music from different times in history and different cultural traditions
- foundational skills in the “grammar and logic” of music, including the ability to read music, to understand musical terms and concepts, and to sing parts
- a basic knowledge of important composers and musicians who have historically contributed to the development of our musical heritage
Goals for the Art Curriculum
The art program at Covenant aims to give students:
- an appreciation for different styles of art in different media from different historical periods and different cultural traditions
- a basic understanding of the elements of art
- a working knowledge of artistic techniques, typically practiced through imitation of representative artists
- a basic knowledge of important artists who have historically contributed to the development of our artistic heritage
- opportunities for creative expression as creatures made in the image of a creative God
From Kindergarten through 8th grade, all students take art and music 1 – 2 days per week.
Students in 9th through 12th grades have the option to take 2 enrichment activities each year. Typical artistic offerings for High School students include;