In the Fine Arts, students cultivate the intellectual habits by which they may appreciate works of art and learn the skills necessary to create them. Such works, as human participations in the harmony and order of divine creation, offer praise and glory to Almighty God. Saint Agnes School, focusing on the great tradition of Catholic literature, art, music, and architecture, offers courses in studio arts, performing arts, and history. (The Educational Philosophy of Saint Agnes School, 2016, p. 4).
From preschool through 12th grade, our students learn to appreciate the arts through participating in a range of opportunities:
BAND & STRINGS
Through large ensemble, chamber ensembles, and solo study, our students are exposed to quality literature that encourages refined technique and ensemble development. The comprehensive curriculum includes listening, analyzing, composing, improvising, and performing, and fosters an appreciation of beauty through understanding music.
Concert Band (9-12) Grade School Band (5-6) Junior High Band (7-8) String Ensemble (6-12)
Students in Grades 2-12 have several opportunities for creative expression in the Performing Arts by involvement in the Drama Club, One-Act Play, and Spring Musical. Grades 1 & 6 also put on a yearly Passion Play.
Drama Club (7-12) One-Act Play (7-12) Passion Play (1, 6) Spring Musical (2-12)
We provide students with the ability to see beauty and understand that good art is composed through skill and the execution of good techniques. Our program introduces students to these skills required to successfully and creatively produce beautiful work in various media.
Advanced Art Drawing (9-12) Painting (9-12) Photojournalism (9-12) Portfolio Preparation (9-12) Sculpture (9-12)
Highly regarded for our performances of beautiful music from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary eras, our choral program emphasizes healthy vocal technique and development of a rich choral tone. Solfege-based sight reading and ear training is incorporated as well.
Concert Chorale (9-12) Grade School Choirs (5, 6) Junior High Choirs (7, 8) Madrigal Singers (10-12, Auditioned Group)
Save the dates for upcoming fine arts events! Tour our beautiful Church of Saint Agnes, Helene Houle Auditorium, and other fine arts facilities by scheduling a personal visit. For questions regarding our Fine Arts offerings, please contact Mr. Michael Adkins at 651-925-8756.