Experiencing All the Arts
General music class is a twice weekly, year-long course for all sixth graders. Designed to be the foundation course for music studies at the Academy, this class encompasses a wide range of skill building for every musician and includes singing, active listening, writing and composing, integrated projects, and guest performers.
Sixth grade students must also select which of the performing arts disciplines — band, chorus, dance, guitar, orchestra — to participate in for the school year.
In addition to the two arts requirements above, sixth graders spend half the school year in theater arts, and half the year in visual arts.
Seventh grade students may choose to continue their study in band, chorus, dance, guitar, and orchestra, or select a different discipline. Participation requires a year-long commitment. Students will continue to spend half the school year in theater and the other half year in visual arts.
Students in both grades 6 and 7 have a variety of extracurricular activities to chose from. Click here to download a list of 2013-14 options.