Arts and Athletics
Arts and athletics at the middle school level are a vital part of the curriculum, working to engage students physically, creatively, and spiritually. Art instructors, directors, and coaches work together to build trust-based relationships with students, challenging them to do their personal best and providing them a safe place to fail.
Visual Arts classes and clubs in the middle school offer students fundamental training in various art forms such as drawing, painting, sculpting, and working with textiles, beads, etc. Class projects are thematic and cause students to think deeper about artistic expression and perspective in their everyday lives.
CPA middle school theatre involves students in a robust program of diverse performing arts opportunities including a musical, children's theatre, a one-act, and more. Instructors assist students as they explore skills in acting, singing, dancing, stage crew, set design, and all aspects of team-based productions.
Visit CPA Arts Season Events to see upcoming middle school productions.
Middle School Dance Company offers girls in grades 6-8 the experience to develop their gifts of dance as they grow in leadership at CPA. The company performs at football/basketball halftimes and pep rallies. They are also exposed to jazz, ballet, tap, hip-hop, and lyrical styles of dance as they take part in the musical and Dance Fest.
- Coaches and Teams
- Philosophy of Competition
- Trying Out for a Team
- Middle School Athletic Administration
- Safety and Standards
The Middle School Athletic Program is led by Assistant Athletic Director Kevin Legate with the support of the CPA Athletics staff. Over 70 middle school coaches work to prime young athletes for meaningful individual growth through CPA's InSide Out Coaching Initiative led by Director of Transformational Coaching Ingle Martin.
Middle school athletes are instructed on safety techniques and best practices in all team activities and competitions. In addition, middle school coaches are certified in ImPact Concussion Training, led by CPA's Sports Medicine Team.