Arts

Arts

SHSH 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.

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School Bands

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dedicated Art Specialists

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fully loaded music rooms

Music

Music is everywhere in our School, and a big part of our culture. Our choral musical presentations in the Senior School include an Advent Service of Readings and Carols, and a spring concert. We offer a co-ed liturgy choir, while our all-girls choral group regularly performs at School events. Our Elementary Choir is a dynamic and talented group that 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). Our Senior School even has a jazz ensemble!

Theatre

Budding thespians will be delighted to know the Senior School theatre production and the Elementary School musical are highlights of the school year. In collaboration with our producer and musical directors, our students spend weeks in intensive rehearsals. Productions are enhanced by elaborate set designs, fanciful makeup and costumes, and sophisticated sound and lights.

Visual Arts

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
5820 Spring Garden Rd
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada
B3H 1X8
(902) 422-4459