Music, art, drama, and cultural events play a significant role in the Trinity School curriculum. Every student is invited and encouraged to explore their interests and talents through various forms of music and art. Trinity is also fortunate to have a strong cultural arts program supported by the Parent Teacher Organization. Through this program, students discover many different art forms from dance to folk art to Shakespeare.
Visual Arts: Students in Kindergarten attend art classes twice weekly for forty-five minutes while students in Grades One through Eight attend classes twice weekly for one hour. Trinity's qualitative art program enhances studentís critical and creative thinking skills within a framework of art appreciation and personal growth classes. Classes are process rather than product driven. Classroom instruction is enhanced with visiting artists and performers as well as field trips and extracurricular art workshops. A well-rounded, artistic learning experience is emphasized by fully integrating each grade level curriculum into the art program. Students examine art from social, historical, and aesthetic perspectives to reveal artistic purpose while ultimately enhancing their own critical thinking and creativity. Opportunities are provided to display work throughout the community and school.
Music: Trinity students attend music classes twice weekly for forty-five minutes. Students focus on a variety of music genres, including jazz, baroque, classical, romantic, modern, ballet, opera, and musical theater. Students are exposed to cultural music from all over the world. Many of these units are integrated with units of study in social studies, including the music of Africa, China, and Japan, Native American music, patriotic songs, and American folk songs. Students have the opportunity to sing and play a variety of instruments alone and in groups and learn basic music theory and music reading skills. The entire student body comes together several times a year for performances including a Christmas pageant, Grandparentsí Day, and graduation. Students in Grades Three through Eight have an opportunity to participate in an opera while Middle School students can participate in a STOMP performance.
students focus on music history and appreciation, from ancient civilizations
through modern musical theater and rock. Students also have the opportunity
to sing and play a variety of instruments, alone and in groups, and expand
upon sight-reading skills, solfege, eurhythmics, and music theory.