Briarcrest Christian School
The understanding and appreciation of the finest works of man's creative spirit are necessary for a complete education. Effective instruction in the visual arts provides the student with technical skills and motivation to develop an awareness of his environment and to increase his aesthetic and cultural understanding.
The Visual Arts Curriculum organized at Briarcrest Christian Schools is both vertical and horizontal in approach. Visual Artists/Art Educators, Tonya Loyd (Elementary School), Melody Weintraub (Middle School) and Jenna Fergus (High School) contribute their individual discipline-based curricula to formulate a balanced and age-appropriate art experience for all students. Through the implementation of a cross-cultural and cross-curricular based approach, each instructor intentionally connects art history and art making to math, science, history and writing. The visual arts are taught from a biblical perspective relating art production to art history, criticism and aesthetics.
The mission of Briarcrest Christian School is to challenge and inspire college-bound students to:
- know and honor Jesus Christ
- seek God's truth and wisdom in all disciplines
- pursue excellence and integrity in their academic, creative and athletic endeavors so that they may "grow in stature with God and men." Luke 2:52
KNOWLEDGE. And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God. ~Colossians 1:10
HONOR. …that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. ~John 5:23
TRUTH. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. ~John 8:32
WISDOM. Blessed is the man who finds wisdom. ~Proverbs 3:13
EXCELLENCE. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. ~Philippians 4:8
INTEGRITY. I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity. ~1 Chronicles 29:17