At Regents, we promote the study of the fine arts because they teach foundational skills and character traits required for success in academic, business, and personal life. They form within students traits such as confidence, focus, and creativity. They can help students learn to speak clearly in public, receive constructive feedback, collaborate with others, and solve problems in real time. They also train a student in self-discipline and delayed gratification. Thus, we shouldn’t be surprised to see that many studies have concluded that fine arts students score significantly higher on standardized tests than those who do not study them.
The fine arts can also elevate what is beautiful and joyful, offering rays of truth and hope in a fallen world. Art provides windows into the hearts and imaginations of past and present societies, helping us understand what a people group cherishes or despises, fears or loves.
The fine arts help us remember that we share a common thread with all cultures: we are created in the image of the Author of Creativity. It’s no wonder that every flourishing society has left behind their works of art. Within every human being is the natural drive to create.
Regents Fine Arts sees the study of creativity as a core objective of a classical and Christian education. Students not only study the fine arts in a classroom, but on the dance floor, the stage, on field trips and tours, concert series and workshops.