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.
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.
CLUBS & ACTIVITIES
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.
|Activity||Grade Level||When it Happens||Additional Cost? Other?|
|Mathletic Mornings||2nd Grade||9:00-10:00am on Tuesdays||No|
|Chess Club||3rd-5th Grade||All Year||No|
|Praise Dance||6th-12th Grade||US Activity Period (Quarterly)||Ms. Alyssa Miller, Director|
|Health & Fitness||6th-12th Grade||US Activity Period (Quarterly)||No|
|Yearbook Club||6th-12th Grade||US Activity Period (Quarterly)||No|
|Student Ambassadors||6th-12th Grade||Activity Period & Other Times||Reports to Mr. Farmer|
|Drama Club||6th-12th Grade||US Activity Period||No|
|Academy of Music (Chords of Hope)||Ages 12 and up||Summer Music Enrichment||In partnership with University of Northwestern – St. Paul|