An Integral Score for Life
We understand the value of incorporating music into our educational landscape. Early education and elementary students attend music classes up to twice a week, depending on their age. Teachers also incorporate class “brain breaks," giving students the opportunity to be active with music in between academic lessons. Students also participate in two musical programs a year, one at Christmas and one in the spring. Middle School students have the option to participate in Band. Students in 3rd-8th grade have the opportunity to take, at no extra cost, strings lessons in a small group setting during the school day.
Elementary music uses the Growing In Grace music curriculum where they learn all the basic musical elements of melody, harmony, rhythm, texture, form, and expressive elements. Students are also exposed to a growing array of instruments through boom whackers, percussive instruments, handbells, hand chimes, as well as ukuleles. Students are also introduced to a variety of vocal genres through multiple performances throughout the year, having the opportunity to create their own musical compositions based on the music they are learning.