In 4th through 8th grades, students are given the opportunity to learn an instrument thanks to a partnership with Walther Christian Academy. Students pay $200 per year to participate plus a $100 instrument deposit and receive weekly one-on-one instruction with a music teacher from Walther. Students can learn the instrument of their choice from a selection of woodwinds, brass, and percussion. As students improve their skills, they may be invited to join Monday night band which practices at Walther Lutheran High School. This group of students is given the opportunity to perform several times throughout the year.
Students in 5th-8th grade are invited to join the Grace Christian Academy choir. Weekly practices are held during the school day under the direction of Mrs. Amy Chiu. As a worship leader in a local church, Mrs. Chiu guides the students through traditional and contemporary song selections, teaching skills and techniques as well as guiding students in the use of singing as a form of worship. Students in choir showcase their talent at Grace’s partnering churches throughout the school year as well as school events including the Christmas program and Graduation.
Whether your child was born to be in the spotlight or is ready to try something, the Grace drama club invites all children grades 1-8 to participate. Grades 1-4 and grades 5-8 each meet once per week during the spring and do games, activities, and readings that build their confidence and comfort level while also working on listening skills, following directions, and awareness of surroundings.
Each May, both groups perform skits and plays for their families and friends.