Academy of the Arts

A performing arts student in full costume on stage.
Upper School student in Visual Arts class.
Students perform The Little Mermaid as this year's annual spring musical.
The NCCS cast of Seussical on stage during a stellar NCCS theatrical production.
NCCS student working on a watercolor painting.
Two students play cello in the NCCS Orchestra.
Three NCCS students lead worship during chapel.

Started in 2003 as the North Atlanta School of the Arts (NASOTA), the Academy of the Arts is the oldest Academy at NCCS. With options in Visual Arts, Vocal Arts, Instrumental Arts, and Theatrical Arts, Upper School students who successfully pass an audition specifically designed for their discipline are invited to join the Academy.

Two upper school students enjoying arts class.

“Being able to pick an educational track that lines up with my interests is a unique opportunity that most high schools don’t offer. It’s really rewarding to take courses that build towards my future.”

– NCCS Student

Listen to our amazing Academy Singers!

At NCCS, I was able to discover talents and a passion for the arts. My arts teachers, especially Mrs. Wallace through the Academy Singers, really helped me to develop and hone my vocal abilities. 

NCCS Alumni

Academy of the Arts Options


 Mrs. Megan Pruitt
Director of the Arts
Arts | Instrumental - Director of Bands

Mr. Matthew Hendrix   
Arts Technical Director
Arts | Director of Theatrical Arts

Mrs. Angela Baddock
Arts | Instrumental - Director of Orchestra

Mr. Nate Rupp
Arts | Director of Visual Arts
Mrs. Amy Wallace
Arts | Director of Vocal Arts