The Paideia School is pleased to announce that 47 Junior High and High School students won 81 total awards from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and more art awards than any other independent school in Georgia. In art and photography, Paideia won 18 Gold Keys, 21 Silver Keys and 28 Honorable Mentions with 41 of the awards in photography. In writing, seven Paideia Junior High and High School students won multiple awards, including six Gold Keys, five Silver Keys, and three Honorable Mentions.
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.
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.
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After multiple auditions, violinists, Omair Farooqui '24 (L) and Ethan Fu '27 (C) and cellist, Gayatri Kedar '27 (R) will learn, rehearse and perform new music with other students from throughout the state in Athens in March.