Performing arts are celebrated and appreciated at St. Pius. While opening up creativity and opportunities for personal growth to students, there are benefits to the whole person. Numerous studies have shown that studying music, whether by playing a musical instrument or singing/choral experiences, increases the ability to hear, focus, and remember.
Acting provides students the opportunity to learn and study people through character study. Participation as a member of the technical crew affords the acquisition of technical knowledge for lighting or sound systems, management of the show, precision of set construction, placement and movement, costume creation and proper application of stage make-up, etc.
Skills required of any performer increases academic performance, and the fine arts progam builds self-esteem and formation of the whole student.