Sacred Heart believes the arts are an integral part of a well-educated and well-rounded student. Our exceptionally strong visual and performing arts programs give students the opportunity to hone their skills in music, art, or theatre, and often through all three at once.
Music is everywhere in our School, and a big part of our culture. We have choral musical presentations in the Senior School, and a Senior Choir and Liturgy choral group both of which perform at School events. Our award-winning Elementary Choir also regularly performs at School events and throughout the wider community. And, our Band program offers three levels of instruction — Beginner (Grade 6), Intermediate (Grade 7), and Senior Band (Grade 8-12). Music classes at all levels offer creative and fun ways for our students to listen to, experience, make, and learn about music.
Budding thespians will be delighted to know the Senior School musical production and the Elementary School musical are highlights of the school year. Working with producers, directors, music directors, and choreographers, our students spend weeks in intensive rehearsals. Productions are enhanced by elaborate set designs, fanciful makeup and costumes, and sophisticated sound and lights.
The Visual Arts are integrated into so much of our School life and our academic program that it’s difficult to say where one ends and the other begins. From our creative and engaging Elementary School art programs to our Senior School Fine Arts classes, students at every level are given an opportunity to create and to collaborate. Teachers inspire the creativity, capabilities, and curiosity of our students. Students are introduced to basic drawing techniques and engage with a host of media, exploring both the aesthetic and the cultural along the way. Their work is showcased on campus, through art shows, and on public display like the mural on Dresden Row in downtown Halifax.
Our daughter Abigail has certainly benefited from the dedicated support of teachers throughout her time at Sacred Heart; they nurtured both her interest and talent in the arts. Performance opportunities from elementary through high school helped in building her confidence and certainly were the highlight of her time at Sacred Heart.
Lisa Bugden, Parent of Alum