The Fine Arts Curriculum at Good Shepherd Catholic School provides students with a solid foundation in music and art concepts by creative experiences and study of the masters. Appreciation for the Fine Arts is interwoven throughout the curriculum.
The Music curriculum of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is designed to broaden a student's general knowledge of basic musical skills and concepts at all levels of elementary education. Through participation in the music program, students are lead in a deeper appreciation of liturgy, ethnic cultures, and musical styles. Music holds a prominent place in the spectrum of Arts and is of paramount importance in the development of the whole child.
The objective for these guidelines is to introduce and develop art skills while incorporating the elements of art and principles of design. It is suggested that this be achieved by familiarizing students with artists and art history. Our mission is to build an appreciation of art, teach skills, encourage confidence and creativity in producing art, and prepare students for high school art classes.