Our program divides classes between Middle School Drama (6th - 8th Grade) and High School Drama (9th -12th Grade). Both divisions focus on learning and developing the actor’s voice and body through vocal and physical warm-ups, improvisational exercises, and educational units covering vocal health/use, physical awareness/characterization, character intent/commitment (through solo/duet/group acting), readers theatre, directing, and impromptu speaking/storytelling. Students also study Greek/Roman, Medieval, Elizabethan, and Modernist theatre history, studying scenes from plays written in each period. The Upper School Drama Department presents one or two performances each year. Each performance is carefully selected to ensure that it meets the Vision and Mission of the school and brings glory to our Lord and Savior.
Our Lower School students also experience the challenge and fun of performing in one drama production during the school year.
Speech and Debate
High School Speech and Debate begins with a basic overview of the events for competition, both individual and debate related. The aspects of logical reasoning and argumentation are studied, as well as the basics of good communication. Students will research and present arguments on current issues. They will also learn how to write an effective speech, and develop interpretation skills. This class, like all others, provides high-quality instruction and excellence from a Biblical worldview.