The Imani School’s emphasis on the arts derives from the school’s mission to find within each child that which he or she does well and then honor and nurture that strength. Like academics, the arts present another important vehicle for students to express themselves, learn to work with others, and develop self-confidence and leadership skills. There are many opportunities to discover and hone the special talents and gifts that God has given your child.
Our Visual and Performing Arts Programs help students develop their God-given talents while they learn to express themselves and develop self-confidence.
Exposure to art begins in Kindergarten, using a variety of mediums, including acrylic, oil paint, and watercolor. Students learn elements of design, such as line, shape, form, texture, color, and space, while expressing themselves visually. The ability of students to express themselves through art helps develop self-confidence.
At Imani, performing arts help our children develop faith, self-confidence, and academic excellence.
At Imani, every child, from preschool through eighth grade performs on stage in front of an audience. Getting up on stage, conquering your fears, hearing the audience clap at the end of your performance, can enrich your child’s life in many surprising ways.
Research shows that children who sing/dance/act their hearts out are four times more likely to also be recognized for academic achievement compared with their non-performing friends — and they tend to have enhanced cognitive, motor, and social development to boot.
As their self-confidence grows, they develop a personal understanding of Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.”
All 1st — 8th grade students have the opportunity to participate in our Young Voices of Praise choir. Students use their musical abilities to glorify God through different musical styles and genres. Through classroom instruction, disciplined practice and performance opportunities, students learn to communicate, inspire, and entertain in solo and in ensembles.