At Holy Family School, the fine arts are an integral part of our curriculum. Our students have an opportunity to express their spirit and creativity through the disciplines of vocal music, dance, band, drama, and the visual arts.
Engagement with the fine arts enhances a student’s intellectual, social, and personal development. Research evidence indicates that the fine arts develop neural systems in the brain that engender a wide spectrum of benefits such as improved fine motor skills and emotional balance. Fine arts education produces higher test scores and greater self-discipline. The arts provide students with new ways to access meaning, to perceive the word around them, to comprehend and problem solve. They give students the tools they need to transcend the boundaries of language, culture, time, and space. The fine arts promote self-esteem, motivation, inventiveness, aesthetic awareness, and appreciation of beauty and diversity, attributes which enable our students to become productive and active members of their communities.
Art is offered for students Kindergarten through 8th grade.
The dance program kicked off in the early 1990s. Students experience the joy of dance through ballet, tap, jazz and tumbling. The student body even presents a recital each spring. To learn more about our dance program, click here!
Under the direction of Bill Booher, our school band is open to any student in grades 5-8 who is interested. They practice twice a week and perform at in-school events, as well as at community events upon request.
Girls in grades 3-8 may participate in our very unique Baton Twirling program. Our twirlers participate with the band in marching parades, music programs and our dance recital. They also get to compete in baton twirling competitions.
Our drama club is sponsored by the Peoria Park District. Students from grades 3-8 are welcome to participate in the weekly after-school practices. Their practice culminates in a Spring play. They also perform throughout the community upon request.