The Arts

Growing in

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  • The Arts

    At CCS we believe the cultivation, support, and pursuit of the arts are crucial to a healthy society and to sculpting the created order in a way that pleases God.

Developing Excellent Craftsmanship

We strive to equip our students with the tools to develop excellent craftsmanship, with a Christ-centered identity, to engage our culture as culture-makers through the service of their respective talents and giftings. All of this is done with an attitude of faith and a willingness to walk into the places of uncertainty that open doors to greater innovation. Our hope is to cultivate a holistic appreciation and practice of the arts that will bear fruit through our students as image-bearing future creatives and artists, who will reveal glimpses of a new creation to a world desperate for substantial truth, beauty, and goodness.


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  • Events

Newsies the Musical

UPDATE (June 18, 2020): Newsies livestream information coming soon!

Chattanooga Christian School's Theatre Department is proud to present Disney's Newsies as its annual Spring Musical. Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right.

Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. Newsies is directed and choreographed by Mary Catherine Schimpf, who is assisted by Ellie Austin, with music direction by Kara Riley, technical direction by Heath Austin, and scenic design by David Macallister. Newsies contains some mild language.

Fine Arts Over the Years

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  • 2018-2019

    • 6 HS students accepted to Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts for theatre, dance, and piano
    • 13 Honors and AP students' artwork showcased in 10th Annual Chattanooga Youth Gallery
    • HS Musical Theatre production of West Side Story winner of Outstanding Dramatic Actress (Lauren Boozer, 12th) and Outstanding Dramatic Actor (Jack Roden, 11th) at Spotlight Awards; nominated for 6 other awards: Outstanding Show, Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Scenic Design, Outstanding Design Concept, Outstanding Choreography, and Outstanding Female Dancer (Rileigh Timmerman, 11th)
    • 1 MS and 2 HS students selected for East Tennessee Junior Band Clinic
    • 7 HS students performed with Tennessee All East High School Honors Choruses
    • 6 HS students’ artwork showcased in AVA area high school exhibition
    • HS Choral Ensemble scored 11.2 out of 12 at Tennessee State Choral Festival
  • 2017-2018

    • Musical Theatre production of Meet Me in St. Louis winner of Best Set Design, Best Ensemble, and Best Show at 2018 Spotlight Awards; nominated for 4 other awards: Best Director, Best Choreography, Best Overall Tech, and Standout Male Dancer
    • 2 HS students selected for East Tennessee Senior Clinic—Blue Band (top band)
    • HS Choral Ensemble earned Superior ratings at JP Lyle Choral Festival and Tennessee State Choral Festival
    • 3 HS students selected for Tennessee All State Chorus
    • HS Chamber Singers earned Excellent rating at JB Lyle Choral Festival
    • 33 awards won by 22 HS students at area high school photography competition sponsored by Photographic Society of America
    • 3 national winners at high school photography competition sponsored by Photographic Society of America
    • 2 HS winners at Chattanooga Youth Gallery; 12 students’ artwork displayed
    • 12 HS students selected for ETVA All East High School Choirs
    • 9 MS students selected for ETVA All East Middle School Honors Choir

Fine Arts Friends

We are so thankful for our CCS Fine Arts Friends!

If you are interested in viewing our current Fine Arts Friends or becoming a partner, please click the link below for more information. 
Fine Arts Friends