Community Theatre (all ages)
Our outstanding Community Theatre program was founded in 2014 when Humanities teacher Jen Bleiler felt called to bring her love of musical theatre to the Laconia Christian community. It seemed overly ambitious at first, but she found the student body and the greater LCA community — parents, siblings, alumni — to be passionate, talented, and supportive. To date, about 50% of the Upper School students participate in the annual musical, and around 20 adults make these impressive productions possible with their onstage and behind-the-scenes efforts. “The goals of this program are to foster community, glorify God with our talents, and to shine with the light of Christ in the community,” says Mrs. Bleiler.
Upper School Art Electives (grades 7-12)
- Video Production: Students write, direct, and edit their own short films incorporating techniques learned in class. Students also serve as crew members on classmates’ films, learning different aspects of video production.
- Worship Arts: Students rehearse and perform for our weekly Upper School Chapel.The team spends time preparing spiritually and musically to lead the school community in worship.
- Journalism & Yearbook: Students work to create the yearbook along with the quarterly newsletter, The Messenger. Journalism, photojournalism, and ethics are also taught.
- Studio Art: Students learn basic art skills in an encouraging and fun environment and are given opportunities to expand and challenge their creativity in projects ranging from pencil drawings of hands, to wood burning and water color.
Music & Art Integration (PreK- grade 6)
We integrate music and art into our Early Education classrooms. Music and movement are indispensable tools for our littlest learners, and help with memorization, retention, and motor skills. We frequently provide them with hands-on crafts and multi-sensory experiences.
Our Lower School students are introduced to the basics of drawing, and are given age-appropriate art projects that explore elements of art. Music includes lessons on the science of sound, rhythm, dynamics, knowledge of different instruments, note reading, and singing skills. By fourth grade, our students are introduced to playing recorders and reading simple music. Grades 3-6 hold concerts each spring, and often bring their musical performance to local nursing homes.