Fine Arts Department

Department Philosophy

The JHS Fine Arts Department offers the opportunity for varied as well as concentrated experiences to explore students’ creative energy. The courses begin with the development of basic skills and culminate in programs designed to maximize personal expressions in selected media. Students have many options for first level classes that do not require previous experience or training, including Art I, Beginning Band, Guitar I, Choir Studio, Freshman Drama, and Drama & Theatre. Higher levels require either completion of the prerequisite course or an application (usually an interview or audition). 

As a Jesuit work sponsored by the Society of Jesus, we align our curriculum and programs with the seven themes of Catholic Social Teaching and the four Universal Apostolic Preferences that guide all Jesuit works. See our Arrupe Center for Justice Education & Advocacy page for more information about how Jesuit engages in this mission-driven work.

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  • Art I, Art I Advanced, Art II, Art III, Art IV
  • Beginning Band, Guitar I, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, String Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Studies
  • Choir Studio, Cantoria Choir, Chamber Choir, Advanced Vocal Ensemble
  • Freshman Drama, Drama & Theatre, Technical Theatre
  • Creative Writing for Contemporary Media