Physical Ed, the Arts, & Foreign Language
At Garden State Classical Academy, we do not view art, music, physical education, or foreign language as “specials” but as daily subjects that play a central role in students’ education.
Studying visual art, music, and drama daily helps students make sense of the world just as studying literature, history, math, or language does. Through fine arts, students learn to recognize beauty, order, and harmony in the world around them. Artistic expression is an essential part of the human experience, and through the study of fine arts, students gain a deeper appreciation of what it means to be fully human.
Students at GSCA will have physical education classes every day. Moral formation is rooted in the physical demands of challenging activities. Courage, discipline, excellence, integrity, perseverance, and humility are virtues established, cultivated, and refined through intentional coaching and habitual training.
At GSCA, students in grades K-3 will learn a modern foreign language (Spanish or French) and transition to Latin in grade 4 through graduation. Learning Latin has considerable advantages: it expands the English language while improving reading, writing, and speaking skills, aids in mathematical competencies and scientific terminology, and provides first-hand access to our Greco-Roman heritage and literature.