What Is Fridays at NCA?
Newton Classical Academy offers various classes on Fridays to anybody who would like to enroll. In the 2019–2020 year we will be offering Music, Art, and New Testament Greek.
Interested? Here's how it works:
Classes are held in one-hour slots from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. every other Friday for the duration of the semester. (See our academic calendar for dates.)
9:00–10:00: New Testament Greek (6th grade and up)
10:00–11:00: 3rd–6th Music / K–2nd Art
11:00–12:00: K–2nd Music / 3rd–7th Art
Music and Art: $100 per child per semester for the Art and Music bundle. (That's like buying two lattes a week!)
Individual classes are $60 per child per semester.
For NCA families, this cost is rolled into tuition. The Cost for Greek is $400 per year.
Descriptions of the individual classes follow.
Music is taught by Jean Kennedy. Originally from Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Jean studied classical guitar at Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, and received her bachelor of music, performance, in 2004. She then moved to Kansas to be closer to her family. She is the guitar faculty at McPherson College and also teaches guitar, bass, and ukulele privately in both Newton and McPherson, Kansas. Jean enjoys collaborating with other musicians with classical chamber music, being a part of the worship team at First Baptist Church (Newton), and also performing '30s and '40s jazz.
The class involves preparation for and performance in an Advent concert in the fall semester and an Easter concert in the spring semester. It also includes music appreciation and some theory.
The cost for non-NCA students is $60 per semester.
Here are some action shots from our Advent concert on December 7, 2017. (Photos by Christopher Teague.)
Art is taught by Beth Buerge. Beth studied interior design at Kansas State University and has already been doing a fantastic job of teaching art on Fridays at NCA.
Here are a few of the students' projects from the fall 2017 semester. (Photos by Beth Buerge.)
New Testament Greek
Learning Greek gives you access to the New Testament in its original language. Plus, along with Latin, it provides the foundation for all of classical literature and learning.
Our Greek class is taught by Jeffrey Sparks, pastor of St. Luke Evangelical Presbyterian Church, where we meet!.