Each year, our art teachers focus on each student participating in various media and experiences. By the end of the year, students will have built an extensive portfolio with a wide variety of projects that display their experiences from learning from different artists, movements, or cultures.
We have two accomplished art teachers who allow students to explore their talents, think outside of the box, and use the creative side of the brain in a supportive environment.
GODLY PLAY: PK-4th
Children have an innate sense of the presence of God. The Godly Play approach helps them to explore their faith through story, gain religious language, and to enhance their spiritual experience through wonder and play. Based on Montessori principles and developed using a spiral curriculum, the Godly Play method serves children through early, middle, and late childhood and beyond.
Music at CES gives our children the building blocks to explore music independently. Our students learn to read and notate music and have multiple opportunities to sing, move, and play instruments. They showcase their singing talents at our annual Christmas program.
Music is a central part of student life at Calvary Episcopal School. Not only do the students begin their day with daily chapel music, but they also participate in formal music instruction. Students are exposed to age-appropriate music skills and appreciation. Many of our students take music lessons outside of school, and their sight-reading capabilities are enhanced by our program. Students can demonstrate their musical skills in our annual Christmas program.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION: K-8th
Teaching the whole child means teaching the head, heart, and body. Like our academic curriculum, our PE program creates space for individuality and sets goals that result in significant achievements.
Recess is important because it serves as a necessary break from the rigors of concentrated, academic challenges in the classroom. It also offers cognitive, social, emotional, and physical benefits.
Because the groundwork of fluency in a world language is best established early on, we begin teaching Spanish in Kindergarten. Three times each week, students are immersed in a multi-sensory learning environment that moves from the alphabet, numbers, and basic greetings to weave vocabulary into conversational phrases. Study and celebration of various traditions and customs in the Spanish-speaking world add interest and texture to lessons on grammar and vocabulary.
Learning a second language is not only important for integrating into the world, but it also helps improve children’s thinking skills and memory abilities. Bilingual students concentrate better, ignoring distractions more effectively than those who only speak one language. We are happy to offer age-appropriate Spanish classes to each class at Calvary.