Special Subjects

Music is offered to all students in grades PK-4 through eighth. Music classes expose students to the universal language of music, freeing their imagination, making them more intellectually flexible, more cooperative, and better problem solvers.

St. Agnes Academy's music program, with its piano lab, includes a very demanding piano program, which starts in first grade. The piano program is offered as an advanced class in an afterschool setting. Music history and appreciation is taught from fourth grade up.

Choir is a third important medium of the music classes. Students from second grade and up participate as the school choir, serving through this ministry, during the weekly school Mass.

In recent years, music and art have provided major support in integrating core curriculum subjects with special area subjects in themes such as the Renaissance and World War II, among others. In addition to these programs, the music teacher also incorporates writing across the curriculum by requiring middle school students to write a research paper following the same criteria taught in the science and language arts classes.