Independent Pre-K to 12 School in Atlanta

The Paideia School

Arts

High school art drawings

Paideia promotes development in the arts, including fine and performance arts, as part of a well rounded education. The arts at Paideia cover a wide range of creative forms, including visual arts such as drawing and painting, ceramics, woodworking and photography, and performing arts, including music and chorus and drama.

Music class

There are 16 teachers in the arts program. Most teach a variety of ages. Students throughout the school take art classes. Teachers in the elementary often work with art teachers to coordinate lessons with class study themes. In junior high and high school are exposed to a wide range of offerings. In recent years, Paideia students have been successful in photography, art and music competitions at the local, state and national levels. A large number of students are selected to participate in the selective All-state Chorus, Band and Orchestra. Junior high and high students perform in musical and dramatic productions as well.


Curriculum examples

HIGH SCHOOLVISUAL ARTSMUSICDRAMA
LONG TERM SAMPLES

  • Drawing and painting
  • Photography
  • Ceramics
  • Digital design
  • Printmaking

  • Chamber orchestra
  • Jazz ensemble
  • Wind ensemble
  • Chorale
  • Music theory

  • Film
  • Acting workshop
  • Acting master class
  • Playwriting/screenwriting
  • Theater tech

SHORT TERM SAMPLES
  • Small metals
  • Digital playground
  • Studio lighting
  • Clothing design
  • Clay canvas
  • Playing with fire: Raku

  • West African drumming
  • Improvisational music
  • Musical: cast, tech crew, orchestra
  • Chamber music
  • Songwriting workshop

  • Standup 101
  • Acting – troupe play
  • Acting – improvisation
  • Playwriting
  • Classic films

Arts News

Paideia Music Students Named to Youth Orchestras

Paideia students have been selected to join the following local orchestras, chamber music programs and jazz orchestras: the Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Decatur and Atlanta, the Franklin Pond Chamber Music Program, the Emory University Vega String Quartet chamber music program, the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Rialto Youth Jazz Orchestra Combo and the Emory Youth Orchestra.

Student Spotlight

Evy DiSalvo 18'

Evy DiSalvo '18

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