The fine arts have been recognized for centuries as a key component in a strong liberal arts education. Contemporary research confirms the value of learning skills and developing creativity through the involvement in listening, moving, singing, playing, creating and participating in the arts. Research also confirms an increase in students’ standardized test scores compared to their peers who do not participate in music education.
As a school that integrates biblical truths into the curriculum, we recognize that the Scriptures present the fine arts as an integral part of our total development and worship of God. The Fine Arts Department strives to instill within each student an appreciation of these disciplines as a gift from God to be used for His glory.
The Madison Christian School Fine Arts Department is unique in that it allows each student to develop the awareness that the arts are a vital part of daily life. The fine arts are the part of the educational process that fosters the creative, God-given talents and abilities of the student in expressive media. The arts are designed for spiritual, cultural, and aesthetic enrichment as well as personal satisfaction through meaningful experiences and performances in a Christ-centered environment. The arts lend themselves to individual or group participation from which the student can develop coordination skills, concentration, self-discipline, and a sense of accomplishment.
The MCS Jr./Sr. High department offers classes in the area of band, choir, theatre and visual arts. Students have the opportunity in each area to excel in their desired field and experience opportunities in those areas that will allow them to achieve their highest potential.
MCS music students have performed locally at the Groveport Apple Butter Day and Capital University. Theatre students have presented various plays and musicals including "Cinderella" and "Death by Chocolate". Visual Arts students have had artwork displayed at Fine Arts nights, participated in mission outreach projects like the Memory Project, taken class tours of CCAD and Buckeye Ceramics.