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The Kingdom Athlete is

...a child of God daily surrendered to His will and for His service,
...an athlete who seeks to glorify God through his actions,
...an athlete who adopts the “Win the Day” philosophy in all areas of life,
...an athlete who is humble and grateful for his gifts and opportunities,
...an athlete who is submissive to authority,
...an athlete who has a teachable spirit,
...an athlete who leads by serving others,
...an athlete who strives for victory, gives perfect effort and never quits.
...an athlete who understands he represents more than himself.
...an athlete who is not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ and seeks opportunities to share the good news with teammates, parents, officials, opponents and to the multitude of children that will look to them as they model Christ-like leadership.


The Eagle's Landing Christian Academy School of Fine Arts is proud to offer some of the highest level Fine Arts programing in the Metro Atlanta area. 

The School of Fine Arts is an essential element of the overall curriculum and the educational strategy at Eagle's Landing Christian Academy.  We know that studying music and art helps develop young minds, and fine arts courses are available to all students in all grade levels.  ELCA's fine arts programs are specifically designed to move students through an aligned curriculum, from PreK – 12th grade, that preps them to study fine arts at university.

There’s no other way to replicate the experience of being part of a marching band, a symphonic band, a Broadway-style musical, or a large ensemble chorus, than joining one!  And now your homeschoolers don’t have to miss out on these confidence-boosting opportunities.


ELCA School of Fine Arts warmly welcomes homeschool students to enroll in these year-long, large format classes alongside our full-time students. 


Whether your child is dabbling in a potential interest, eager to hone emerging talents, looking for socialization with peers who also love the arts, or merely trying to fulfill a fine arts credit, ELCA School of Fine Arts can serve your needs.


Your children, tweens, and teens get the best of both worlds—a one-of-a-kind fine arts education on our campus, and their regular academic curriculum at home with you.


Whatever your child’s grade or preferred Visual or Performing arts discipline of choice, there’s a class for you! Choose one that matches your weekly schedule and the grade of your child:

Lower School (K-4th Grade):   One 50-minute class per week

  • Introduction to Art:  Students visit the fully equipped and supplied Elementary Visual Arts labs to learn all of the basics they’ll need to advance in the program. They will have a certified instructor that will work with them in all mediums teaching them in drawing, painting, design, shapes, forms, sculpture, etc. Even at this level, students work with clay and send their creations to our Kiln room to be glazed and fired.

  • Introduction to the Performing Arts: Students visit the Choral Suite to study the musical arts with our Choral Program Director. In this introductory class, students study vocal music, instrumental music and musical theater. This class is expository in nature and is designed for each student to discover their specific, God-given gifts and talents so that when they move on to middle school they may be placed in the program that best fits their talents.

  • Music Technology Lab: All elementary students attend classes in our “state of the art” Music Technology Lab. Here, students use technology to study piano keyboarding, music theory, sight reading, music composition, and much more.  This course will ensure that all of our music students will be able to read music and have a very strong understanding of musical composition when they move into middle school where they will choose between Vocal Music, Instrumental Music or Theatrical Music for their particular focus. We desire that all of our music students are equipped for success as they move into middle school music.

Middle School (5th - 8th Grade):   Five 50-minute classes per week

5th Grade:

  • Introduction to Instrumental Music (Beginning Band)

  • Introduction to the Vocal Music (Beginning Chorus)

  • Introduction to the Elements of Art

6th Grade:

  • Concert Band I

  • Fundamentals of the Choral Arts

  • Beginning Art

7th / 8th Grade:

  • Concert Band II

  • Stage Acting and Vocal Performance (Beginning Chorus and Drama)

  • Intermediate Art I

8th Grade:

  • Wind Ensemble (audition only)

  • Beginning Guitar

High School (9th - 12th Grade):   Five 50-minute classes per week

  • Advanced Wind Ensemble

  • Stage Acting and Vocal Performance (Advanced)

  • Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Guitar classes

  • Comprehensive Art I

  • Comprehensive Art II

  • Selected Studio Art

  • Advanced Placement (AP) Art


Home-School students can now practice and perform in the fine arts in a safe and supportive classroom environment at the ELCA School of Fine Arts.




Application Fee per student (non-refundable) $100 (each additional student per family $50) 

Tuition for classes taught once per week - $75 per month ($900 per year)

Tuition for classes taught daily (Monday through Friday) - $183 per month ($2200 per year)

Mighty Charger Marching Band - $50 per month ($600 for the 5-month season)

Tuition is paid over 12 months (dependent on date of admission).



If you have questions and would like to talk to someone, call the ELCA Admissions Office at 678.818.1072  to get more details. Or email us.

Want to learn more? Or are you ready to enroll? Complete the SOFA Home School Inquiry below to begin the process.  After we receive your request, we’ll answer all your questions and walk you through the steps to get your children singing, dancing, acting, and performing as part of the ELCA School of Fine Arts.




Pre-K through 4th Grade

Grades 5-12


In pre-school, our students participate in the music classes and have two live music performances per year. Students rotate into the Music Suite where they learn the basics of music, rhythm, and tempo that will prep them for their elementary performing arts classes. Pre-school students also study visual arts as part of their regular pre-school curriculum.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Kindergarten – 4th grade):

In elementary grades, the study of fine arts begins to accelerate. ELCA students in kindergarten through 4th Grade attend three fine arts classes per week held in our state of the art School of Fine Arts learning centers

At the middle school level, the coursework becomes much more rigorous as students are required to perform at a high level. Because the students are growing and changing developmentally at this age level, we keep them grouped by grade and work in smaller classroom sizes. This is critical to the personal and intensive level of training that is required to prepare them for the larger classrooms, expanded rigor and bigger ensembles that they will be afforded in high school performing arts classes.

As students rise to the high school level, they will have developed a clearly defined track, aggressively prepping for University, preparing for audition opportunities, and becoming worthy candidates for scholarships. ELCA School of Fine Arts students are at the top of the roster when it comes to the mastery of their specialty, making their pathway into the best colleges and universities achievable. 



Chuck Ekstedt
Fine Arts Director, High School Drama Teacher


Tracey Fuller
Director of Choral Music Pre-K thru 12th grade

Derek Rock
Director of Middle School and High School Bands


Joe Tucker
Middle School and High School Guitar Teacher, Praise Band Director


Sarah Blackaby
Middle School Art Teacher


Jake Thorn

Middle School Drama Teacher, Music Technology Lab Instructor


Beverly Hedges
Pre-K thru 12th grade Choral Music Teaching Assistant and Piano Accompanist

Linda Jones

Elementary Art Teacher




Fine Arts programs are an essential element of the curriculum at ELCA. Fine Arts Programs are available to all students at all grade levels. Even if it is something as simple as your child performing in the Elementary Christmas Program... your student will be touched by the ELCA Fine Arts department. 

In September 2003, the Fine Arts Patrons was founded so that we could collectively support the Fine Arts students, the Fine Arts Staff, and the ELCA faculty to ensure the greatest advantages in Fine Arts education are available for our children. 

The Mission of the Fine Arts Patrons is four-fold:

  1.  Create a pool of resources that can be called upon to benefit and support the advancement of Fine Arts at ELCA.

  2.  Raise additional funds to supplement and support the Fine Arts at ELCA.

  3.  Encourage parental and student involvement in ELCA Fine ARTS activities, programs, and projects.

  4. Assist Fine Arts parents, Fine Arts faculty, and ELCA staff members in developing the skills they need to support all of the ELCA Fine Arts. 

We Support all of the Fine Arts Programs at ELCA: 


Symphonic Band

Marching Band


Chorale Groups

Elementary Music


Student Praise Band



2022-23 Fine Arts Patrons Board of Directors

President: Mandy Corso | elcafinearts@gmail.com

Vice President: Sharon Dial | sharon.dial@yahoo.com

Treasurer: Linda Henderson-Smith | drlyhenderson@gmail.com

Secretary: T-Sharri Murchison | sharrimurchison@gmail.com

Fund Raising Chair: Elicia Collins | collins.elicia1226@gmail.com 

Fine Arts Patrons meetings will take place in the Life Center, room 113 at 5:30PM according to the following schedule:


August 11, 2022

September 8, 2022

October 13, 2022

November 10, 2022

December 8, 2022
January 12, 2023

February 9, 2023

March 9, 2023

April 13, 2023

May 11, 2023 


Every Parent with a child in a Fine Arts program at ELCA is a Fine Arts Patron.



The Fine Arts Patrons of ELCA offer a DVD for each of the many fine arts events this year. If you're unable to make it to a performance or just want a keepsake, just click the link to order. A list of available events is on the form. Your account will be billed $10 per DVD. Of course, all funds raised will support the fine arts at ELCA.  (DVDs for each event will be created as long as at least 10 orders are made per event.  DVDs will be sent home with students.)

Are you ready to begin the admissions process and start your journey as a student of the ELCA School of Fine Arts?

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