The fine arts are an essential part of our classical curriculum in grades K through 12. In the lower school, all students take music and art — and have opportunities to participate in advanced choir, guitar, and violin.

In the Upper School, students take classes in Choir, Art, Drama, and Rhetoric, and can elect to participate in activities like theater, musical production, yearbook club, and newspaper club. In addition to this, students can try out for our Theater Company, which performs annual plays and/or musicals.

Inverted Arts
During our summer session we partner with professional Christian artists with Inverted Arts to offer a variety of artistic enrichment tracks for students, including photography, visual arts, music production, and performance arts. The Inverted Arts instructors guide our middle schoolers in creating their own art during a two week period during our mandatory (but very fun!) summer session. High School students can do an internship with the Inverted Arts teachers and help teach the classes.


The following is a snapshot of activities at Hope that allow students to develop leadership, artistic, musical, and dramatic skills. Student Clubs begin as early as 2nd grade.

Co-Curricular Activities
ActivityGrade LevelWhen it HappensAdditional Cost? Other?
Mathletic Mornings2nd Grade9:00-10:00am on TuesdaysNo
Chess Club3rd-5th GradeAll YearNo
Praise Dance6th-12th GradeUS Activity Period (Quarterly)Ms. Alyssa Miller, Director
Health & Fitness6th-12th GradeUS Activity Period (Quarterly)No
Yearbook Club6th-12th GradeUS Activity Period (Quarterly)No
Student Ambassadors6th-12th GradeActivity Period & Other TimesReports to Mr. Farmer
Drama Club6th-12th GradeUS Activity PeriodNo
Academy of Music (Chords of Hope)Ages 12 and upSummer Music EnrichmentIn partnership with University of Northwestern – St. Paul