Oh sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord, all the earth!
Sing to the Lord, bless his name;
tell of his salvation from day to day.
– Psalm 96:1-2
Music cannot be separated from a truly Christian education. Therefore, music is not an elective at Oak Hill Christian School. All students have musical training. It is a way to teach doctrine, scripture, character and a Christian culture.
In the Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten classrooms, students sing prayers, Bible verses, and stories that instill truth, goodness, and beauty. From 1st-6th grades, students participate in Elementary Choir. They practice daily within their own classrooms, then meet once a week to sing together, working on a monthly hymn. In 7th-12th grades, students meet three times a week for Vocal Ensemble, practicing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Students also sing a variety of songs for warm-ups and vocal practice.
Oak Hill students learn to appreciate music as another language. They have listening activities to become familiar with specific composers and the stories they write for instruments to tell. When available, students will enjoy a trip to hear a symphony. Each Christmas season we invite families to join us for a performance of Handel’s Messiah at the National Cathedral in D.C.
In addition to the Elementary Choir and Vocal Ensemble performances, students and their families are invited to a Psalm sing twice a year.
“The gift of language combined with the gift of song was given to man that he should proclaim the Word of God through music.”
– Martin Luther