The kindergarten-grade 2 art curriculum is designed to introduce students to art as they begin to learn about and appreciate visual art. Art classes and all courses in our Catholic schools incorporate the Catholic faith throughout the curriculum. Students are encouraged to appreciate their God-given talents, become confident in their work, and respect the efforts of others. Our program follows the Archdiocese of St. Louis Fine Arts Guidelines and the Missouri Learning Standards-Fine Arts. Weekly art classes help develop the children’s motor and language skills, creativity, and decision making as they are taught and then practice the elements of art and design that will serve as building blocks throughout their education.
The grades 3-8 visual arts curriculum is designed to advance the visual art concepts introduced and taught in kindergarten through second grade. We continue to incorporate our Catholic identity throughout the curriculum. Students are encouraged to believe in themselves and their ability to create works of art. Students are also challenged to be respectful of others and the way they choose to create and express themselves. We strive to see God’s beauty in ourselves, others, and our world. Our program follows the Archdiocese of St. Louis Fine Arts Guidelines and the Missouri Learning Standards-Fine Arts. It includes art history, art appreciation, and a solid foundation of the elements of art and the principles of design. A large variety of media (materials) and several styles of art are used to prepare the students for the future. .