The Fine Arts at NWCS include quality instruction in visual arts, choral, instrumental and theater education. Through the arts, each child learns discipline, empathy, creative problem solving and confidence. Because of art experiences, students are better equipped to excel in all areas of study. Each person is created to create and to bring glory to Christ with a unique and exuberant voice. High school students are encouraged to explore their creativity in the visual and performing arts, allowing them to glorify God with their talents and abilities. Opportunities to showcase their creative work occur frequently during the school year.

Theater

We believe in excellence, integrity, hard work and total enjoyment of the theatrical process. The goal of High School theater is to produce two plays per year.  We do a non-musical in the Fall and a full-blown Musical Theater experience in Spring that features over 70 students of all ages!  The Fall production is accomplished through the High School Theater Class curriculum.  The Spring production is extra-curricular and auditions are open to all students grades 6 – 12.

Contact: Rick Taylor

Art

Art students explore their creativity using a variety of methods and mediums and methods, allowing them to glorify God with their talents and abilities. Every student has an opportunity to enroll in a variety of art classes that teach the basic elements of three-dimensional art and builds on skills learned in previous years.  Opportunities to showcase their creative work occur frequently during the school year including a culminating project and an outreach project in partnership with Memory Project, a nonprofit organization that invites art teachers and their students to create portraits for youth around the world who have faced substantial challenges, such as neglect, abuse, loss of parents and extreme poverty.

Contact: Jenny Wash

Advanced Band

Interested students learn the fundamentals of playing in an ensemble. They focus on music theory, articulation, ear and rhythm training, tone quality and performance techniques. They participate in various public performances and competitions to showcase their musical accomplishments.

Contact: Tom Brown

Choir

NWCS offers several opportunities for students to participate in a performance ensemble where music appreciation and fundamentals to choral music are experienced. Available for students in 8th—12th grade, the concert choir offers musical services around the community and competes in local music festivals. The Crusader Chorale is an extra-curricular group of talented students who meet once a week after school. They have opportunities to perform at chapels, special school events and various community functions.

Contact: Nathan Schmidt