Fine Arts Programming
At Metro Christian Academy, Fine Arts are an integral part of the curriculum and culture beginning with our P3 students and extending through 12th grade. Knowing that art and creativity encourages critical thinking skills and problem-solving capabilities, the school is committed to providing a rich and varied collection of Fine Arts course offerings so that each student may identify and develop their unique creative niche. Just as students are uniquely and wonderfully created, so are each of their artistic gifts. Some children will excel in vocal or instrumental music, while others have talents that lie in the visual or dramatic arts – whether on-stage, behind stage, or in the technology booth. No matter where their talents may be focused, Metro’s students routinely achieve at high levels in the areas of art, theatre, vocal music and instrumental music, and they are consistently recognized at both state and national competitions.
In the 21st century, successful Christian leaders need a strong foundation of ingenuity and creativity alongside an uncompromising work ethic. At Metro, we have an amazing team of Christian educators that inspires, encourages, and challenges our students to utilize their talents, hone their skills, and excel in their chosen art in a way that honors the Lord with excellence. All of our Fine Arts faculty members are gifted and working artists who teach from rich personal experiences. Our faculty possess a passion for educating and for sharing their love of arts with our students.
Metro Christian Academy has a long and proud tradition of leading the way in creativity and excellence in theatrical programming, providing our students with an inspired and multidisciplinary art form. Students enrolled in the Theatre Arts program are exposed to the study of movement, voice, acting, characterization, improvisation, theatrical production, and dramatic and literary genres. One of the primary goals of Theatre Arts is the serious preparation of theatre students for future collegiate education and successful careers on the stage. All students learn good work habits and time management skills through collaborative learning experiences.
2022 – 2023 Theatre Season
- One Act Play and Competition Piece: Brainstorm by Ned Glasier, Emily Lim, and Company Three
- Spring Musical: Disney’s The Little Mermaid
2021 – 2022 Theatre Season
Our award-winning visual and digital arts department is an energetic and dynamic part of Fine Arts at Metro Christian Academy. Students are challenged to become painters, photographers of the world, artisans of ceramic vessels, and designers of the 3-dimensional landscape.
Because children are created in the image of a creative God, Metro’s art curriculum focuses on developing each student’s innate creativity, technical proficiency, and knowledge of various media and techniques. Relying upon their perceptions of the environment, students cultivate and create artwork through increased visual awareness and sensitivity to surroundings, memories, and imagination.
Additionally, multiple opportunities are provided to promote a lifelong relationship with the arts and encourage a thoughtful and aesthetic response to God, Himself, and His purpose. Student artwork is showcased in numerous art shows and competitions throughout the region each year, including our own “A Night With The Arts” during the fall semester and an all-school art show each spring.
The self-confidence and self-assurance learned in the studios and art rooms transfer into academic classrooms where students are bolder and have a great understanding of academic disciplines, all while modeling a pursuit of excellence in Christ.
Instrumental Musical Arts
The Musical Arts Department is commissioned to enrich the Metro community with a vibrant and healthy artistic culture by developing young musicians while pursuing excellence and sharpening the musical gifts bestowed by Him. Teachers approach music not only as a discipline in Performing Arts but also as an expression of praise.
From beginning classes in sixth grade to our accomplished upper school Jazz Band, the Metro Christian Academy musical programs offer multiple opportunities for students of all skill levels to explore and advance on wind, brass, or percussion instruments. Whether students are interested in the band, musicals, choir, or praise and worship, Metro Christian Academy’s musical arts programs endeavor to provide diverse offerings of musical exposure for each student.
Performing numerous times a year, both on and off campus, and participating in regional festivals and honors ensembles, the Band Program provides students with a broad range of experiences as they cultivate their musical gifts to impact the culture for Christ. The band’s accolades and honors include:
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Metro Christian Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, or disability in
administration of its educational and admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs,
and athletic and other school-administered programs.