The importance of a fulfilling and balanced education is the main focus of KES's four pillars of education; Student Leadership, Academics, Athletics, and the Arts. Each of these pillars helps to guide, educate, and bring out the best in each of our students. We feel this approach equips them with the necessary tools to view the world with an open mind and the strength to succeed.
The Arts Programme is an excellent platform in which the students have the opportunity to cultivate beauty and spark their imaginations all while honing their talents. They will have the option to join in showcasing their artwork, singing, instrumental talent, dance skills, and dramatic performances. All students will have exposure and study in a diverse collection of works learned through Drama, Music and Visual Arts. They will also have the option of choosing some of the Arts Programme offers as part of their extracurricular projects.
Throughout the school year, we offer many opportunities for our students to not only showcase their hard work and talents to the public, fellow classmates, and family members, our students get to enjoy taking in shows through travel trips and local artists. Our students perform a junior and senior musical every year, past performances include: Shrek, The Music Man, Legally Blonde RENT, Cabaret, and more. Students have visited and competed in, New York, Disney World and Cuba. Exposure to international talent and arts, along with local talents helps our students to absorb and enjoy different forms of the Arts and cultivate a long-lasting appreciation of differences. Being involved in competitions helps students learn teamwork and find the drive to succeed.
Recently one of our students had their artwork accepted to use as part of the new design for Nova Scotia's Heritage Day Flag. The talented student was recognized at a ceremony held at Province House, lunch attended at the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Government House and presented with a Provincial Appreciation Certificate by the Minister of Communities, Culture, and Heritage's—Tony Ince. This is just one example of recognition our students receive locally and internationally. Please feel free to discover more about the arts programme at King's-Edgehill School by downloading our PhotoJournal