The goal of St Patrick School’s art program is to teach every child how to express himself through art. As a result, students learn to see and experience the world in a different way. Our program helps students understand the relationships between culture and history of art. Students use a variety of techniques and media throughout the year and participate in art shows and displays, including our annual Every Child is an Artist show held in the spring.
Our K-8 music curriculum is based on learning the basic elements of music: rhythm, melody, harmony, tone color, form, expressive qualities, and notation. Activities are created which align with the national music standards of singing, playing instruments, improvising, composing, reading and notating music, understanding and applying criteria, and understanding relationships between music, history, and culture.
Special events that occur each year include our music programs. Kindergarten and grades 1 and 2 prepare songs and poems to share with families in December. Grades 3 and 4 get their first chance to be involved in a musical with a program that centers on the birth of Christ. Upper grades put on two separate spring musicals.
Service projects are also a valuable learning experience for St. Patrick students. As a service to the nursing homes in our area, students prepare programs to share with residents at various times throughout the year.
Band is available for students in grades 5-8. Beginning group band practice is held for 5th graders on Thursday mornings at 7:30 a.m. Large group practice is held for 6th-8th graders on Tuesday mornings at 7:30 a.m. Each member participates in these group practices and in smaller group lessons held weekly during the school day. Students look forward to two performances each year: a Christmas concert and an end-of-the-year concert held at Overman Park.
Visit our Activities section to learn about our fine arts enrichment opportunities.