Fine Arts

 

Visual Arts

The Upper School Visual Arts program is aligned to meet the six "National Visual Arts Standards:

  • Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes
  • Using knowledge of structures and functions
  • Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols and tools
  • Understanding the visual arts in relation to history and cultures
  • Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others.
  • Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines

 

Performing Arts

  • SCS offers a Drama Club to our 6th -12th graders which becomes a training ground for our students to learn all aspects of the production process.
  • SCS offers two full scale productions per year: a drama in the fall and a musical in the spring. Past drama productions include: Phantom of the Opera, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Fiddler on the Roof, Hello Dolly, Little Women of Orchard House, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Sound of Music, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Wizard of Oz, A Christmas Carol, and Annie!
  • The dramas mentioned above have included an average cast of 80 students and teachers.

 

Instrumental Music

  • SCS offers band instruction starting in the 4th grade. Our 4th & 5th graders learn through small group lessons once a week.
  • Our band program consists of both wind instruments and percussion.
  • At the Upper school level band instruction becomes a part of the student's daily schedule.
  • The combined total of students in the Upper school band programs totals approximately 75 students.
  • SCS also offers a Pep Band option (Basketball games!) for interested students.
  • Besides the Winter and Spring Band concerts, the band competes each year in regional competitions.

 

Vocal Music

  • Each Winter and Spring our Lower School chorus, made up of all of our 1st - 5th grade students, perform amazing programs.
  • At the Middle and High school levels, students are required to audition for Chorus. The Middle school chorus consists of approximately 30 students, while the High school chorus is around 45 students. In addition, SCS offers an Honors Chorus for select students.
  • Our Upper school chorus performs in the ACSI Fine Arts Festival and has become accustomed to receiving "Excellent" ratings.