Independent K-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

38 Paideia Students Win Scholastics Arts and Writing Awards

Thirty-eight Paideia high school students were awarded gold and sliver keys and honorable mentions by the 2018 Scholastic Arts and Writing program.  Students received 16 gold key and 25 silver key awards for art and photography and 17 honorable mentions.  Paideia students received four awards for writing including one gold key, two sliver keys and one honorable mention. Paideia received the most photography awards of any school in Georgia. Click here for the recipient names and awards. 

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