Middle School

Fine Arts

“I want to awaken in children a sense of wonder. I’d like to teach them how to see the way an artist sees—to view the beauty of God’s creation.”
Natalia Hicks, 5th grade Visual Arts teacher

Whitefield Academy strongly believes that the arts provide a platform to allow students to discover and develop their God-given creative gifts. The fine arts program offers Middle School students opportunities for expression in the areas of music, theatre arts, and visual art. In addition to curricular offerings, Middle School students may participate in various extracurricular fine arts programs.

Music

  • Music elective in orchestra, band, or chorus for all fifth and sixth grade students
  • Seventh and eighth graders may continue with music as their fine arts elective, advancing to marching/concert band, orchestra II, or Middle School chorus
  • Marching band performs at half-time of varsity football games and participates in marching band competition
  • Collaborative efforts between chorus and theatre arts give students the opportunity to participate in a spring musical
  • Advanced orchestra students may audition for the string ensemble which plays at local venues around the Atlanta area
  • Chapel singers lead praise and worship music at weekly chapels
  • Students perform in on-campus concerts and “The Bean” (a coffee-house style performance featuring artists of various styles)

Visual Art

  • Visual art elective for all fifth and sixth grade students
  • Seventh and eighth grade students may continue with visual art as their fine arts elective
  • Art club meets after school and is directed by art teachers from Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools
  • National Junior Art Honor Society
  • Various art competitions
  • Display of work during school-wide Hats Off to the Arts event as well as in galleries around the school and in the community

Theatre Arts

  • Drama club for fifth and sixth grade students which focuses on a spring theatre production
  • Theatre arts elective offered for seventh and eighth grade students including production of a spring musical
  • Opportunity to work in stage design, theatre tech, costuming, sound production, and stage management