The Fine Arts at SFHS

"Whereas one of the most important areas of learning is art in all its forms -
for although we must strive to prevent self-annihilation,
life is not worth living without the arts"
Whether created, listened to, or viewed, the arts are a means for a person to more fully express their humanity.

It is also in keeping with the Franciscan educational ideal of promoting all that develops the whole person, especially those realities which mirror the perfection and beauty of God. Consequently, St. Francis High School considers the study of the Fine Arts an integral part of the educational process and curriculum.
The art and design student, the student musician or thespian, guided by an active, well-trained faculty, participates in a variety of required and elective course offerings. He can expect to become critically aware of the rich cultural and artistic past, and at the same time, challenged to become a thoughtful contributor to the beauty of contemporary culture and society.

And the form that his contribution takes can be as varied as playing the lead in the spring musical, playing trombone in our award winning jazz ensemble, singing with our Men's Choir, or crafting a piece of fine jewelry.
Our Fine Arts facilities include an 800 seat theatre complete with orchestra pit, dressing rooms, instrumental instruction and rehearsal rooms. In addition, the Mary Schneider art studio and photo lab are located in Friars' Hall.
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