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Our Arts Program

Arts at St. Jude’s Academy is an enriched experience led by specialists in Music, Visual Art, Drama and Media Arts. Students explore multiple disciplines in the Arts and are encouraged to express themselves creatively while collecting adaptable skills along the way. Arts classes give students the ability to interpret using analytical skills, and to innovate their own creative ideas with confidence. Although the IB program is primarily an academics-focussed program, weaving the Arts into curriculum enforces a more well-rounded experience for the student, allowing them to flourish not only academically but artistically as well.

Moreover, the Arts program at St. Jude’s Academy is not an isolated experience, as topics explored in academic curriculum are weaved into the Arts curriculum as well. This makes students’ learning applicable and relevant to different contexts, both interculturally and across diverse subject areas. For example, students can be found creating artistic pieces using recycling as a theme, during their related unit in Science. Education is a holistic experience at St. Jude’s Academy, where students strengthen and grow their knowledge beyond standard academics, in real-world, global contexts. We believe that true academic rigour requires a more comprehensive experience at school, which means including an enriched Arts program so that students can hone skills that are uniquely taught in the Arts, but are still applicable in other subjects and in life.