Pope Prep’s Visual and Performing Arts program is an essential component of a Pope Prep education. Research has proven that focusing on art education in depth over time improves students’ academic, emotional, and intellectual development, which has deepened our resolve to invest in the arts. Since the first graduating class, Pope alumni have gone on to study art in colleges and universities throughout the nation, and many have built careers in music, design, theater, cinema, and as performing artists.
Middle school fine arts offers students an array of choices in both the performing and visual arts. Students with previous instrumental experience may audition to be a part of the high school orchestra. This advanced-level orchestra studies styles of music including classical, chamber, cinematic, and contemporary pieces. In seventh and eighth grades, students may apply to be on the high school yearbook staff, working primarily on the middle school sections of the book while learning 21st century media and design skills.
Middle School Performing Arts
Middle School Choir
Middle School Theater
Middle School Dance
Middle School Band
Honors Orchestra (audition, grades 6-12)
Middle School Visual Arts
Visual Arts (general instruction of elements and principles using various materials and techniques)
Yearbook (by application for grades 7-12)