The Harvey School believes that a performing arts curriculum is essential because it promotes self-esteem, self-confidence and self-awareness. The performing arts allow for creative expression and the practice of collaboration. The relevance of other academic disciplines becomes evident through the countless applications in performance for math, science, literature and history. Arts education develops an aesthetic sense and defines cultural literacy.
The Middle School arts program meets throughout the school year, rotating students, grouped by grade, through the areas of Theatre, Music and Studio Art. There are also opportunities for students to sing in the choir, play an instrument in an ensemble and perform in theatrical productions.
The Upper School curriculum includes classes in Music, Theatre, Dance and Film. Students have the opportunity to study acting, improvisation, playwriting, music theory, music history, instrumental/voice lessons, dance, film criticism, stagecraft and a variety of other special topics in the performing arts.
- Additional performance opportunities in theatre, dance and music are also available throughout the academic day and as extracurricular activities.
- The department also works to align students with professional performing artists and companies in addition to scheduling regular trips to a variety of performances.
- All performing arts classes, concerts, productions and performances take place in our beautiful state-of-the art facility, The Walker Center for the Arts.