CPLS has a long standing commitment to support the fine arts. As a school that wishes to foster lifelong participation in truth, goodness and beauty, CPLS emphasizes the need for appreciation of and participation in the beauty of the fine arts. High school students are required to earn one Fine Arts Credit each year for graduation.
CPLS students are instructed in music history, appreciation, and theory. Kindergarten-2nd grade students meet twice weekly for music, while 3rd-4th grades meet once a week to learn music concepts and twice weekly to study the violin (provided). The 5th-8th grades meet twice weekly for choir and twice weekly for band or orchestra (some instruments available). Choir, Orchestra and Madrigals are offered as electives for students in 9th-12th grades. All music students will perform in several concerts throughout the year and all 5th-12th grade students are encouraged to participate in the CPLS Fine Arts Festival.
CPLS students are instructed in the history and principles of art, as well as the creation of art. Kindergarten-6th grade students attend art class weekly, while 7th-8th grade students meet twice weekly. High school students will study art (Design, Visual Communication, Art History) for three semesters. All 5th-12th grade students are encouraged to participate in the CPLS Fine Arts Festival.
CPLS students are offered many opportunities to utilize their God-given talents throughout their years at CPLS beginning in Kindergarten where students begin performing in plays. Many of the students in 5th-8th grade will also participate in the Middle School Musical, a full stage production, while high school students are offered both a High School Drama in the fall and a High School Musical in the spring. All 5th-12th grade students are encouraged to participate in the CPLS Fine Arts Festival.