Our arts program enables students to develop creative thinking skills and tools for self-expression. Through active learning, innovative problem-
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Middle School Arts
The Middle School Arts Program nurtures artistic growth at all levels. Through an array of arts offerings, teachers and students work together to help each student find their individual voice in a safe and caring environment. Students explore various arts genres through these foundational classes. Exposure to world cultures and the broadening of student perspectives, both within and beyond our local community, are integral elements of the Middle School arts experience.
In the Middle School, students will experience one trimester of music, visual arts and theater every academic year. Beyond the required arts rotation, each child will have an opportunity to take more specialized courses in the arts, including band, choir and theater performances.
Upper School Arts
In the Upper School, students begin specializing in the art of their choice. They may fulfill their graduation requirements by taking a wide variety of classes in drama, music or the visual arts. Art classes are designed to introduce the basic concepts and techniques of a particular art form, and as students grow in their comfort level, they are guided through more complex conceptual work. After their first year, many students opt to enroll in one of our advanced art courses. Many students also participate in one or more of our performing arts groups, or in a club sponsored by the art department.