Whether creating a sculpture, designing a stage set, harmonizing in a concert, or strumming a chord, the The Arts Department at The Covenant School encourages students to explore their talents. Covenant’s rich fine arts program encourages creative expression and intellectual growth through the visual and performing arts. These artistic endeavors complement the academic program and help students broaden their educational experience. Each student has an opportunity through the Arts program to build self-esteem and gain a sense of achievement. Covenant students are challenged to discover and nurture their God-given artistic abilities.
The Arts Department includes a team of talented faculty members who guide students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 explore the wonders of a wide variety of performing and visual arts. Classes and extra-curricular programs are offered in studio art, stagecraft and production, photography, 3-dimensional art and design, drama, chorus, jazz band, and more. Each year, the program produces a musical production for both Upper and Lower School, several instrumental and vocal concerts, and an annual student art show. These activities contribute to the total educational experience and enable students to build relationships, develop leadership skills, pursue interests, and grow individually.
In the Upper School, students have an opportunity to compete and place in the MENC District XIII events, and each year Covenant students receive Piedmont Council of the Arts Rising Star Awards for their accomplishments in the visual and performing arts. At the Lower School, an annual talent show highlights the students who master skills in the fine arts outside of the school day, giving them a venue to share their talent with the Covenant community.
A performing arts center, used by students in Kindergarten through Grade 12, is designed for band concerts, choral festivals, and drama productions. The auditorium features a stage, theatre lights, and sound system, and a seating capacity for 350.