The arts are an expression of self, an exploration of our imagination, an outlet for our creativity and an opportunity to collaborate with peers. Through music, drama, visual art, and dance, students appreciate the connections that the arts have forged across communities and human experiences.
The arts are essential components of the school curriculum beginning in Early Childhood and continuing through High School. Courses in drama, choir, photography, computer art, music technology and composition, orchestra, band, dance, theatre history, and more are offered during the school day with a wide range of extracurricular classes available, too. Our dedicated and highly-qualified faculty are committed to expanding the creative talents of each student and most are practicing professionals outside of the classroom.
Theater productions, strings and band performances, choral concerts, touring musician groups, pop-up galleries and concerts, ISSMA competitions, chess tournaments, and speech meets are just a few of the co-curricular activities available for students who want to spend even more time developing their skills.
Goals include making sure students have experiences in the arts that affect awareness at various levels of abilities and interests, develop individual artistic talents, maintain and develop artistic abilities, study history of the arts, have an opportunity to experience technology as a tool to enhance creative expression, develop aesthetic awareness and critical analysis skills, achieve physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth through a balance of classroom experiences and participation in performances or exhibitions, and to develop an appreciation of the arts as an enriching dimension of life experiences.