When We Create, We Learn.
The arts are an essential element of education, just like reading, writing, and math, allowing students to develop a cultural literacy which fosters imagination, creativity, and the ability to solve complex problems.
“Arts Education is the most comprehensive form of learning. In addition to intellectual development, the arts build skills, emotional depth and the ability to imagine."
-Vinny Alexander, Performing Arts Chair
Middle School Arts Program
The Middle School arts program meets throughout the school year, rotating students, grouped by grade, through the areas of Theater, 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.
Upper School Arts Program
The Upper School curriculum includes classes in Music, Theater, 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 theater, dance, and music are available throughout the academic day and as co-curricular activities.
The department 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.