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At Sacred Heart Greenwich, we celebrate many forms of art. Beginning in preschool, opportunities abound for our students to discover their artistic talents—whether in the visual arts, music, chorus, drama or dance. In addition to attending regular classes, students often work in small groups, or individually, with teachers who specialize in the field. Academic classes frequently collaborate with the arts department on projects, creating opportunities for interdisciplinary thematic work. Students also showcase their talent periodically through both performance and exhibition.

Music

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  • Lower School

    In Lower School, students are introduced to a variety of musical concepts such as tempo, steady beat, dynamics, rhythm and melody through singing, instrument playing and music games. Students are exposed to music from many different cultures, time periods and genres. There are many performance opportunities throughout the school year. The after-school music program provides instruction for those who wish to study a particular instrument.
  • Middle School

    Middle School students receive a more focused course of musical study. Sight-singing, music theory and vocal technique are at the core of the curriculum. Students may choose to audition for the Madeleines, a chorus for fifth- and sixth-graders, or the Nightingales which is for seventh- and eighth-graders, as well as the handbell choir. These select groups perform frequently at school and in the community. In eighth grade, students may choose from a variety of course offerings including Music Fundamentals, Digital Composition, Musical Theater, among other courses.

    A Ca-Bella
    A Ca-Bella is an elite a capella chorus for seventh through twelfth grade. Members are invited to join by audition only and commit themselves to rehearsing either before or after school each week. The A Ca-Bellas perform a wide variety of music ranging from classical to pop. They can be seen performing in the Christmas Concert and the Spring Concert.
  • Upper School

    Madrigals
    Auditions are held each fall for this outstanding Upper School singing group. While the primary objective is to achieve the highest artistic goals possible, the group performs frequently during the school year at liturgies, the Christmas Concert, the Spring Festival of the Arts and at off-campus venues, including concerts for community service projects and at choral festivals.

    Orchestra
    Orchestra is for students interested in enriched instrumental performance opportunities that will feature music ranging from liturgical and classical to contemporary. This class will also enhance the student's ability to read music, play major and minor scales and interpret key signatures, time signatures, rhythms, intervals, and phrasing. Each student is expected to care for and maintain her own instrument. The ensemble will perform at liturgies, chapels and other School functions as requested as well as major performances in the winter and spring.

    Chorus: Singers from the Heart

    This class is for students who are interested in developing their voices for solo or small ensemble performances. The class will expand the student's repertoire to include gospel, pop, musical theater, and light opera. The class will also enhance the student's ability to read music, and to interpret key signatures, time signatures, rhythms, intervals, and phrasing. The ensemble will perform at liturgies, chapels and other School functions, as requested as well as major performances in the winter and spring.

    Handbell Choir

    The Upper School Handbell Choir is open to students in ninth through twelfth grades. The choir rehearses weekly before school. Choir members play with four octaves of handbells and three octaves of hand chimes, performing at liturgies, the Christmas Concert, and at the Baccalaureate Mass at commencement.

    A Ca-Bella
    A Ca-Bella is an elite a capella chorus for seventh through twelfth grade. Members are invited to join by audition only and commit themselves to rehearsing either before or after school each week. The A Ca-Bellas perform a wide variety of music ranging from classical to pop. They can be seen performing in the Christmas Concert and the Spring Concert.

Dance

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  • Barat Center for Early Childhood

    Students in the Barat Center for Early Childhood Education (preschool and prekindergarten) and in kindergarten participate in a creative program of guided movement explorations, story and game structures and group improvisation.
  • Lower School

    Lower School dance students learn alignment and beginning technique. Students learn modern dance and are introduced to ballet. They combine skill development with exploration and improvisation. As they mature, they choreograph short studies to share with classmates. Lower School overlaps the academic curriculum with dance and sample dances from other cultures.
  • Middle School

    Middle School dance introduces students to ballet and jazz and continues to present modern dance technique. They study the craft of choreography through a sequential and comprehensive dance curriculum.
  • Upper School

    Upper School dance involves the study of ballet, modern dance and modern jazz. Students are involved in technique, exploration of dance concepts and choreography. Throughout the year, there are opportunities for performances.

Visual Arts

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  • Lower School

    Lower School students learn the various elements and principles of art, as these are the building blocks for creating a visual vocabulary. These concepts are explored through various media such as: painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, and collage. Concepts related to perspective and observational drawing are introduced in the fourth grade. Throughout the year, many of the student projects involve learning about the artwork of a living artist, or the legacy of a remembered one. Often, artists-in-residence visit to teach a lesson relating to an exhibit of their personal art work in our School gallery. This is always a very fun-filled and educational experience for our students.
  • Middle School

    Middle School students study the elements and principles of art in greater depth in the fifth and sixth grade. Seventh- and eighth-graders focus on using the tools they have learned to create meaning through visual images. Many projects involve learning about art history, or about the work of a living artist. Students in the Middle School work in a variety of media, including painting, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media and drawing.
  • Upper School

    Foundations of Art
    In this course, students learn the basic skills in drawing, design, sculpture and computer. They work towards visual literacy, as they discover areas of personal strength, enjoyment and satisfaction.

    Drawing and Painting
    After developing a basic knowledge of technique and terms, students begin to explore their own experiences with visual images. Emphasis is placed on composition as it exhibits meaning, symbol, and idea. Students have many opportunities to exhibit their works including the School gallery, the Greenwich Arts Council, the Stamford Arts Association and venues in Westchester.

    Design
    Students will find a deeper understanding of their own aesthetic as they build a repertoire of color, line, form and space in order to express ideas and feelings.

    Mixed Media
    Students work in a variety of two- and three-dimensional media, including clay, wood, plaster, collage, and found objects as necessary for the expression of their ideas. The study of the history of mixed media, sculpture and clay is integral to the course.

    Photography
    Photography is a comprehensive course in which students learn recent technologies, traditional camera use, and black and white printing. These include digital imagery, Photoshop applications, scanning and digital printing. Advanced students in levels two and three focus on a theme and make books to showcase their work. The students enter national and regional competitions and often winning awards and have recently published in magazines, websites and text books.

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An independent, Catholic school for girls K-12​,​ with ​coed ​Barat Center for Early Childhood Education
1177 King Street
Greenwich, CT 06831
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