Fine Arts Programs
Our Fine Arts program is truly outstanding. Arts instruction begins in kindergarten and continues through high school. The band and choir programs are large and competitive. We successfully participate in District and State Choral Festivals, Marching Band, Concert Band, and Solo & Ensemble Festivals. Our band and choirs not only compete, but also perform for the community and travel to places such as Toronto, New York, Washington D.C. and Florida. Our high school drama program performs three times each year: one musical, one play, and they participate in the Michigan Interscholastic Forensics Association competition for Drama Clubs and have been highly successful competing against schools much larger than ours. In fact, we were the State Champions in Competitive Drama for Classes C-D in 2003, 2005, and 2006. Our Visual Arts program is comprehensive and includes Ceramics and Sculpture. It is rare to find a school, much less a small school, with high-quality programs in four major areas of the fine arts.
Our auditorium, which seats approximately 560 people, was dedicated in March 2005, and gives our students the opportunity to perform in an outstanding facility. We are particularly proud of the well roundedness of our students. Many of them participate in athletics, the arts, and maintain a rigorous academic schedule. This broadly based education will serve them well into adulthood. Though it is common for schools to make kids make choices between the arts and athletics, we strive to help our students become well-rounded responsible citizens because these programs are so valuable to the development of young people. This is yet another example of what we call, "The Olivet Way".