Monday, December 11, 2017

Headmaster Letter

Dear North Phoenix Prep Families,

What a wonderful season in the life of our school!  Just recently, we had the pleasure of seeing our Juniors and Seniors perform scenes from Shakespeare.  I was delighted to witness such an outstanding display of thespianism from our upperclassmen.  The performance was absolutely fantastic!

I am reminded that during a time when budget cutbacks have led many schools to cancel their fine arts programs, our Academy continues to provide a rich immersion in art, music, drama, and poetry for all our students.  Through the experience of performing a Shakespearean play, our students glean an appreciation for the subtle nuance and rich history of the English language; they learn a deeper empathy and a more sophisticated emotional landscape, and they acquire the skill of performative presentation.  Our students learn these things because Beauty, as much as Truth and Goodness, is an essential aim of our curriculum. We would no sooner eliminate the fine arts than we would math or science.

We have another delightful evening ahead of us this Thursday the 14th when we will hold our Fine Arts Night. Please be sure to join us; you won't want to miss this truly special occasion!

With Devotion,
Headmaster Weinhold