Visual Arts

FACE offers a unique fine arts program that focuses on four subjects: instrumental and vocal music, visual arts and drama. All four fine arts courses are mandatory at all levels from grade 1 through high school.

The purpose of the program is not to train professional artists. The goal is to learn through the arts, as opposed to learning the arts.

The arts program makes up a third of all classes at every level, or approximately 6 to 9 hours of class time per week depending on the grade level.


  • Introduction to visual arts and vocal music

Elementary Grades 1-3

  • Introduction to visual arts
  • Introduction to drama
  • Orff instrumental music (xylophone, percussions, recorder)
  • Vocal music
  • Two instrumental and vocal music concerts per year.
  • Extracurricular Activities (with participation fees)
    • Suzuki method (violin),
    • Danse

Elementary – Grades 4 to 6

  • Visual arts
  • Drama
  • Instrumental music :
    • In Grade 4 students are assigned a wind or string instrument, provided by the school, that they will continue to play throughout their time at FACE.
  • Vocal music : Participation in Harmonie (string orchestra) or Band (wind instruments)
  • Extra-curricular activities
    • Young FACE singers – Junior Choir
    • Jazz Band
    • Symphony orchestra
    • Dance
    • Spanish
    • Sports activities

High School – Grades 7 to 11

  • Visual arts
  • Drama
  • Music – instrumental
  • Music – vocal
    • Two instrumental and two vocal concerts per year
    • Participation in Harmonie (string orchestra) or Band (wind instruments)