St. Peter Claver incorporates both music and art into the curriculum. These enrichment classes allow the students to express their creativity and explore their unique talents outside of the academic classroom. Ongoing exposure to fine arts encourages the students to problem solve and relate visually to the core subjects taught in school.
Art Program “Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up” – Pablo Picasso
Students participate in art class once a week. Teachers identify art-projects that compliment and reinforce their grade-level specific lesson plans. In addition, St. Peter Claver has an Art Club for students in grades 5-8. Students have the opportunity to study famous artists and their prominent works through monthly lessons in Art History and engagement with Studio Art. During the academic year, the Art Club also visits museums throughout Atlanta to enrich their understanding of this fascinating discipline. Family and friends are welcome to join the Art Club on upcoming visits to the High Museum of Art and the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University. In the spring, the Art Club will sponsor entries from SPC students in the annual Archdiocesan Art Show.
St. Peter Claver takes a blended learning approach to classroom instruction. This combines classroom and online education to not just supplement, but to transform and improve, the learning process. SPC has twelve student computers in every classroom, a mobile cart equipped with 25 tablets, and a computer lab with 22 computers. Teachers from Pre-K through 8th grade utlize SMARTboards to enhance classroom instruction and engage their students in the learning process. The techonology teacher implements grade-level standards that focus on a central theme of effectively using technology to communicate information and accomplish tasks.