Foreign language studies, art, theater program, and a music program with private instruction available… This is only a sampling of what QCMS students of all ages experience in our rich and diverse Liberal Arts program.
Our classrooms are instructed in English. Often we have students join our classrooms for whom English is a second language. These children are welcomed into the classroom where English language instruction occurs throughout the day from teachers and fellow students alike in a natural unfolding process. It is amazing how quickly these children learn and adapt.
Currently our elementary students and full-day preschoolers are studying Spanish. The teacher, a native speaker, combines music and movement into her lessons creating dynamic and enjoyable instruction.
We are fortunate to have many bi-lingual families and staff members in our school. This gives our students to hear languages from all over the world. Individual instructors teach songs in other languages or teach the children to count in languages such as French, German, Korean, Hindi, Polish, Japanese, and Finnish. Some teachers also use American Sign Language in class allowing the children to see a non-verbal language.
The art instruction is integrated into each classroom, making the creative process available to the student throughout the day. A sampling of the latest and greatest from our talented students is highlighted in our school gallery. Elementary students receive art instruction from an art educator from the Figge Museum of Art.
Music & Performance Art
Music instruction is provided to each age group from Toddler and older. Each year the upper elementary classes produce and perform an annual theatrical production.