Arts

Rosslyn believes participation in the arts is key to providing a well-rounded educational experience. Students at Rosslyn Academy have many opportunities to participate in the arts at every age and grade level. Rosslyn believes that participating in the wide range of fine arts offerings will open the eyes of our students up to a new world of creativity and exploration.

Elementary

Art is a required component of the academic program at each grade level within the Elementary School.  The visual arts program encourages creative, aesthetic growth for all students.  The visual arts seek to offer a comprehensive program that inspires every student toward visual competency and art appreciation, as well as adequately preparing art students for future art learning and experiences. 

Music is also a required component of the academic program at each grade level within the Elementary School. Here students learn about music itself, the various types/kinds of music, and musical notation. During 4th grade, students are introduced to the recorder (a flute-like instrument). African music and worship music are deliberately included as key components of the music program. Grade 5 students take introductory band, drama and dance mini-courses.  All elementary students perform concerts each semester of the academic year.  In addition to this, there is a yearly school wide talent show and an Elementary School talent show that give students the opportunity to display their additional talents.

Middle School

In Middle School students continue the exploration of various fine arts courses so that when they reach High School they have a better idea of the specialized elective courses they would like to take.  

All Middle School students participate in Choir or Band for half of each academic year.  These classes are excellent preparation for High School Band and Choir.  Each student also takes a six week course in Art. Middle School Students also have the choice of enrolling in an optional drama class that meets once a week. 

In addition to this students have the opportunity to audition for the middle school worship team.  These teams lead worship for the weekly middle school chapel service.

All students also have the option to take private voice or instrument lessons on campus as well.

High School

With Rosslyn Academy’s vision to equip, inspire and celebrate the artistic development of each student, each student must earn 1.5 credits in the Fine Arts and .5 of a credit in Applied Arts as part of their high school graduation requirements. Students select from over 20 different electives including: AP Art History, AP Drawing, Worship 1 & 2, Introduction to Theatre, Rosslyn Singers, Web Design, Computer Programming, Computer Generated Art, Desktop Publishing, Visual Journaling, Painting, 3D Art, Pottery 1 & 2, Photography, Advanced Photography, AP Studio Art, 2D Art, Illustration, High School Band, Foundations of Music, Woodworking 1 & 2, Stage Production and Textiles.

Outside of class, students also have many opportunities to participate in the arts. The theatre department stages two drama productions each year. Recent drama productions include The Lion, The Witch and The WardrobeMid-summer Night’s DreamSeussicalDiary of Anne FrankThe Sound of Music and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The productions incorporate detailed staging, costuming and lighting. The students participate as actors, singers, dancers, stage-hands, set designers, lighting and sound technicians and assistant directors. Months of practice and preparation culminate in multiple nights of sold out shows that speak to the quality of the acting and production.

Students also have the opportunity to audition for the high school worship team.  These teams lead worship for the weekly high school chapel service.

All students also have the option to take private voice or instrument lessons on campus as well.

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