Fine Arts

While many schools across the country have been cutting or downsizing their music programs, Bay City Christian School continues to see music as an important part of a balanced and well-rounded education. Our music program begins at the Kindergarten level and continues to build our students’ abilities all the way through high school. Many of our elementary, middle and high school students have won 1st place in statewide music competitions, from choir, to chimes, to piano and violin, and some have even gone on to perform in national competitions. Learning and building musical abilities also provides many academic benefits for students.

According to Arts Education Partnership*, studies have shown music education:

• Boosts reading and English language arts
• Advances math achievement
• Enhances fine motor skills
• Improves average SAT scores
• Cultivates better thinking skills
• Sharpens a student’s attentiveness, study habits, and creativity.

Music not only provides many academic benefits, but it also offers Christian students a way to begin using their talents to serve God and others. Students who play chimes or sing in our choir perform many times throughout the year for churches, nursing homes, veterans groups, along with various school competitions and programs. This gives them the opportunity to use their skills for the glory of God, as Psalm 40:3 says, “He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD.”
*Arts Education Partnership