Trinity's Lower School provides a rich arts education with dedicated faculty offering courses in art and music. Art class integrates the study of famous artists and hands-on student experience within a wide range of media and art techniques. There is an emphasis on multi-step projects that teach creativity, problem-solving, and craftsmanship. Music studies focus on music theory, history, rhythm, and performance. Students may also participate in co-curricular band, chorus, or string ensembles after school.

The Arts at Trinity nurture an appreciation for reflections of God’s glory and beauty in nature, in the arts, in culture, and in human relationships. Trinity recognizes that God is the source and grounding of all beauty and, when we as humans create, we reflect the image of our creator god. The arts expose students to expressions of beauty and cultivate the imagination, developing every student’s ability to creatively express God’s truth, goodness, and beauty.

The mission of the visual arts program at Trinity is to nurture an appreciation for the beautiful and cultivate an ability to create such beauty through hands-on, inquisitive explorations of art materials, artists, and the surrounding world. The music curriculum seeks to awaken in students a love for music through immersion in the study and performance of a rich variety of genres, cultures, and time periods. Theatre classes help students explore how body, mind, and emotions work in concert to communicate a story with authenticity and vulnerability. 

The pursuit of excellence in artistic endeavors mirrors God's truth, goodness, and beauty while preparing students to use their gifts beyond Trinity in service of others and for the glory of God.

Visual Arts

Like all areas of the Trinity curriculum and culture, lower school visual arts instruction is guided by a Classical approach to learning and rooted in the pedagogical principles of Charlotte Mason. Teaching in the Visual Arts is Christ-centered, rich, unhurried, and safe.

Our goal is to spur students to wonder and admire truth, beauty, and goodness through artmaking, investigation, self-expression, and collaboration. All of these creative opportunities are designed to help students see, imagine, and grasp “how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.” (Ephesians 3:18) 

In Lower School Visual Arts, students are exposed to the elements of art (color, line, shape, form, texture, value, space) and a wide range of artist techniques and media.

As students explore art through interdisciplinary topics, they discover how art flows across content areas and diverse cultures share artistic joys and traditions.

In art class, students practice eight Studio Habits of Mind to get into the routine of thinking, creating, and seeing ourselves as artists. These Studio Habits of Mind include (From Studio Thinking 2: The Real Benefits of Visual Art Education (2013) by Lois Hetland, Ellen Winner, Shirley Veenema & Kimberly Sheridan):

  • Develop Craft 
  • Engage & Persist 
  • Envision
  • Express
  • Observe 
  • Reflect 
  • Stretch & Explore
  • Understand World through Art 

Our goal is to spur students to wonder and admire truth, beauty, and goodness through artmaking, investigation, self-expression, and collaboration.


The Lower School Music curriculum at Trinity aims to foster a profound love for music among students by immersing them in the exploration and performance of a diverse array of genres, cultures, and historical periods. Engaging actively in singing, playing, movement, and musical history, Lower School students develop the skills needed to navigate challenging, meaningful and culturally diverse musical experiences both inside and outside the classroom. 

This immersive journey of performing, creating, and responding to music equips Lower School students with essential skills like attentive listening, critical questioning, collaboration and digging deep that allow them to engage with challenging, meaningful, and diverse musical opportunities that extend beyond the classroom. 

Rooted in Trinity's Christian and classical mission, the musical repertoire maintains a foundational  connection to these principles while embracing a broad spectrum of genres, cultures, and time periods. A united pursuit of excellence in musical endeavors mirrors God's truth, goodness, and beauty and prepares students to use their gifts beyond Trinity in service of others and for the glory of God.

After-School Music Opportunities

Trinity Children’s Chorus

Trinity Children’s Chorus is made up of young people eager to try out their voices in ensemble with others who share their enthusiasm for tackling more challenging, fun music! Good posture, breathing, diction, blend, and more help children discover more of their vocal capabilities. Students often sing in other languages such as Latin, Hebrew, or Russian to explore God’s world around us through music. These students perform at least three times per school year including Lessons and Carols and Grandparents Day.

Band and Strings

For students who are interested in extending their musical exploration and learning, Trinity offers after-school music programs where they can learn to play a new instrument or grow in their instrumental skills.  

Band students learn to play brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments. They explore the fundamentals of instrumental technique and ensemble playing through band method books and level-appropriate performance material. They receive new concert pieces each semester, and have a fun experience while pursuing excellence together.

The Lower School String Ensemble is open to students in grades 1–6. New and experienced string players work together to grow their skills and perfect their technique through a variety of fun pieces throughout the year.

Where Now?Explore The Lower School


  • Athletics

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  • Arts

    Trinity's Lower School Arts Program enriches students with a Classical and Christ-centered education in visual and performing arts.

  • Student Support

    Trinity School provides a tailored support system for Lower School students, emphasizing early intervention in reading and math.

  • Academic

    Discover Trinity School's academic programs rooted in Charlotte Mason's principles, nurturing a child's love for learning and growth in character.

  • Transitional Kindergarten

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