Philosophy of The Arts in Education
God is the ultimate Creator and has made us in His image. This is our creative legacy. The “Arts” have been present in all cultures, at all times, facilitating emotional, physical, and social expression. Upland Christian Academy is dedicated to providing an environment that is conducive to the development of student “Arts” aptitude. The Arts enhance every facet of our lives and is a necessary, life-enhancing experience which should be nurtured in all individuals.
At UC Academy we want to encourage and develop that wellspring of creativity that God has placed in our hearts. To dance and sing, to act, draw and paint, to express ourselves in God honoring ways. Many studies today indicate that the arts expand our abilities in Mathematics and Science, English and History, and provide the framework for better understanding and interaction with our universe. We are called to be the Salt and Light of our generation, and the Arts provide a great platform for expressing our God Centered worldview.
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”