At Mount Paran Christian School, arts opportunities abound in every performing and visual arts area for MPCS students in pre-K3 through twelfth grade. Our programs have received the highest calibre recognition in all areas including Governor's Honors, All-State, and Shuler Hensley awards. These highly valued programs include:

  • chapel band
  • orchestra
  • band
  • chorus
  • vocal ensembles
  • dance
  • drama
  • technical theater
  • visual arts
  • recording arts
  • graphic design
  • photography
  • musical theater


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We believe artistic expression is a true demonstration of God’s creative gifts, and the exercise of those gifts are a manifestation of our love for Him. Additionally, arts education serves to instill the broadening of creative thinking that can be leveraged in academics and applied in life.


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MPCS also understands the opportunity and need to develop talent to transform the American arts culture for Christ. As a result of understanding that, for many, the arts is essential to their Christian calling, excellence is passionately fostered.

Through the breadth of arts training opportunities that the school provides, MPCS is committed to training students to be educated consumers and performers of the arts, with the hopes that current arts culture might be changed through the efforts of the school and the inspiration of God’s word.


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MPCS supports curricular programming in every grade level that leverages the arts as a viable vehicle for the training of academic minds and creative thinkers. Hands-on experiences open the neuropathways used for math, science, and language arts. From preschool through high school, students are exposed to opportunities in the arts that can yield success in the classroom and beyond. 

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Arts in Preschool

Young minds are at their most creative as they explore and learn daily. Tactile art projects and music training occur as part of the PreK curriculum and in STEAM exploratory classes.

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Arts in Lower School

Arts experiences in grades K-5 lay a basic foundation for differentiated and creative learning. From contextual drawing and painting and learning to sing or play an instrument, students engage in whole-learning to awaken creative and aesthetic thinking.

After school Murray Arts Academy lessons are offered in music and dance as well as opportunities to take part in on-stage performances. 

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Arts in Middle School

Students have opportunities to "dig deeper" in the arts through band, chorus, orchestra, theatre, dance, and visual arts — taking a course sequence that builds upon itself through the middle school years. As students progress, arts study moves from an exploratory focus to a more meaningful venture, where raw-passion talent meets effort and sacrifice to refine and grow their gifts. Theater and concert performances abound in grades 6-8.

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Arts in High School

While the high school offers a full-fledged curricular arts education program common to other schools, the Dozier School of the Arts gives students the chance to engage in curricular arts magnet program.

MPCS offers training in audio engineering in the LeFevre SoundLab, an industry-standard recording studio. High school arts also includes jazz band, marching band, drumline, winterguard, musical and dramatic theatre, and show choir.

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“My freshman year, I was planning on going to college to study biology. I was on a heavily academic track to prepare for that. Then, about halfway through high school, I discovered my love for the arts. It was an extremely dramatic shift. I was so glad that I was attending Mount Paran at that time, because it gave me the opportunity to explore what I wanted to. I could go from a more academic route to a more artistic route with the snap of a finger."

-N. Petit '18

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