Visual & Performing Arts
The arts and music curriculum at MEI Middle School has been designed to nurture the God given gifts of students and expand on the skills, insights, and creativity developed at the elementary level. Through a variety of visual, musical, and written media, we seek to teach students how to analyze and interpret different forms of art from a Christian worldview as they begin to discover the creative outlet that best expresses their individual creativity and relationship with Christ. We are one of the few middle schools in the region in which every grade 6 student participates in a music and drama program, along with having the option to play in band. Grade 7 students may choose either band or music. All Grade 6 and 7 students receive art instruction. Grade 8 students are given the option of band, music, art, or drama. In addition, jazz band, choirs, drumline, marching band, worship teams, weekly chapel services, and a number of other musical outlets offer students many opportunities to interact with others and worship God.