The act of creation is an act of faith

"It is true that all men are created in the image of God, but Christians are supposed to be conscious of that fact and being conscious of it should recognize the importance of living artistically, aesthetically, and creatively, as creative creatures of the Creator. If we have been created in the image of an Artist, then we should look for expressions of artistry, and be sensitive to beauty, responsive to what has been created for us."

Edith Schaefer

Designed to Create

At Excel, we believe that Christians should be the most creative people on the planet, because we are connected to and in relationship with the One who created the cosmos. The Lord has urged and given humanity the free will to create, be fruitful, multiply, subdue, and rule. This is a lot of why we do what we do. We believe that part of the process in making wise, mature, and productive adults is understanding who God really is, and in-turn learning more about our identity as unique humans made in His image and likeness. Understanding these truths, creativity wells up from within, and trumpets the stories and revelations through many mediums.


Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Media at Excel. From the click of the camera shutter to the final touches on a website, explore the many dimensions of Photography, Videography, Web Design, Graphic Design, and Branding. This is a space to channel your creativity and turn your digital dreams into reality.


Join the rhythm of Music. Enhance your instrumental skills, delve into the intricacies of audio engineering, discover the art of music production, or experience the thrill of live recording. It's your chance to compose your own symphony. If music is your language, this is your stage.


Express yourself freely. Here, every step in Dance, Theatre, Ballet, and Taekwondo tells a story. In this dynamic environment, create, perform, and grow. Let the world be your stage.


Experience beauty within the tangible. Paint a masterpiece, shape clay on the pottery wheel, design unique merchandise, or craft with wood. From thought to form, this is where your ideas come to life.

How We Integrate

Our heart is to practically help unlock, develop, and bolster one’s creative skills and talents, and spiritually continue to build the character needed to sustain a flourishing life in the creative space. The Creative Arts serves Excel in these ways through all our initiatives in many different capacities.


Excel Academy's Arts & Activities blends Creative Arts into our curriculum, fostering character through diverse mediums led by our community.



Our 'practicum' phase personalizes student curriculum with hands-on mentorship, exemplifying our commitment to community-integrated Creative Arts.



Our Creative Arts programs provide diverse opportunities, from certification paths to skill-enhancing hobbies and new learning experiences.



As Christians, we should be the most creative people on the planet because we are connected to the Creator. Creativity is in our DNA, whether you tend towards the creative or not. One of our goals here at Excel is to cultivate and call out the creative in people because it can actually unlock treasures of who you are, bringing revelation to identity. Creativity then, is just the overflow of knowing who the Lord is and who you are, and actually trumpeting that revelation through different mediums.

Austin Smith

Creative Arts Director