Newton Classical Academy is offering music and art classes to anybody who would like to enroll. Interested? Here's how it works:

Classes are held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. every other Friday for the duration of the semester. (See our academic calendar for dates.)

10:00–11:00: 3rd–6th Music / K–2nd Art
11:00–12:00: K–2nd Music / 3rd–6th Art

The cost for the class bundle (both art and music) is $100 per child per semester. (That's like buying two lattes a week!) If you're interested in only one or the other, the cost is $60. For NCA families, this cost can be rolled into tuition. Outside students will have to pay in full before the semester begins.

Click the button below to go to the sign-up page.

More questions? Contact us here or on Facebook.

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.

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.)