Chardon’s music program is an integral part of the overall curriculum, and operates on the belief that all students are innately artistic and can find meaning and joy in music.
From elementary school on all students are given the opportunity to learn about their musical heritage and be able to listen with informed ears.
As students mature, they take can take advantage of a variety of opportunities that can inspire personal expression. Band begins in fifth grade, chorus in sixth grade, and under the direction of a skilled faculty, it is no surprise that by high school, the full symphonic band is dazzling its audiences with Beethoven, and the chorus is inspiring the community in the annual performance of Handel’s "Hallelujah Chorus".
Theatre/Drama is an integral part of the academic curriculum at CHS, which uniquely integrates major aspects of other fields of study in its own.
Drama/theatre activities lend themselves particularly to language competencies, to interdisciplinary investigations of history and culture, and to such problem-solving skills as hypothesis testing and decision making. It helps students to develop internal and external personal resources, teamwork skills, and aesthetic judgments.
Theatre students are able to take risks, express themselves clearly, and work as a team to solve problems. These skills are needed in all jobs and job markets today.