Artistic expression provides unique and creative ways to share God-given gifts and talents to impact others. Through Christian Academy’s growing and award-winning fine arts programs, students have numerous opportunities to develop their gifts and those opportunities will now be expanded with the creation of the Christian Academy School of the Arts. Since the introduction of musical, performing and visual arts courses at Christian Academy of Louisville’s English Station Campus, the number of students has increased from a handful in 1995 with the beginning of a middle school band program to more than 500 participants in 25 offerings in 2009. In addition to the number and variety of our fine arts program offerings, Christian Academy has a gifted fine arts faculty. Through their leadership and guidance, students continue to find success at local, state, regional and national competitions in both musical and visual arts.
While Christian Academy already offers a variety of courses in musical and visual arts, the creation of the Christian Academy School of the Arts brings existing and new offerings together into an expanded and well-defined curriculum.
Diploma with Fine Arts Designation
In addition to the Honors, College Prep and Standard Diploma offerings, graduates of the School of the Arts will also receive a diploma with a special School of the Arts designation reflecting their successful completion of the program requirements. To receive the School of the Arts designation, students must complete all required coursework and maintain a 3.0 grade point average in all classes specific to their fine arts track.
Preparation for College
Through an increased emphasis on the development of their God-given artistic gifts and talents, Christian Academy students and graduates find themselves in a better position than ever to share God’s Word, to demonstrate God’s work in their lives and to continue their studies at the college level with advanced preparation. Since 1999, approximately 68% of Christian Academy students who took four years of art have majored in an art field in college. From those students, 82% are currently working in an art related field. Over the past five years, more than 40% of Christian Academy students who participated in the performing arts program have continued to develop and utilize their gifts at the collegiate level through coursework and participation in collegiate marching bands, ensembles and choir opportunities.
God has blessed the Christian Academy School of the Arts program in many ways and we are excited to partner with you and your children. We hope that you will walk alongside us in this journey through your prayers, your participation, and your financial support.
“The School of the Arts at Christian Academy Schools represents the finest expression of artistic excellence in education I have encountered in any private school in the world.”
Christian Thomas Lee
Concert Classical Guitarist
and Collector of Fine Art