Arts programs offer the opportunity to think in new ways. Visual Arts, Woodworking, & Design
We offer a rich array of studio courses in drawing, painting, sculpture, video and media arts, ceramics, and photography. These include options for students who have a general interest and for those who want to make a serious commitment, exhibiting work, entering competitions, or preparing college portfolios.
With a selection of more than a half-dozen elective courses, students have the chance to explore concepts in depth and to create ambitious original works, all in a dedicated space that emulates a professional architectural design studio.
Widely recognized for its excellence, the theater program offers students the chance to take several courses, from the introductory to the advanced level, and to take part in one or more of its main stage productions each year, either as a performer or a member of the technical theater crew. The annual Performing Arts Festival provides another chance for all members of the school community to get involved.
Our music program is varied and rich, and offers opportunities for student musicians of all levels of experience and expertise. Courses include Music Theory at the introductory and AP levels, Band, Orchestra, and Chorus. Numerous formal and informal concerts and gatherings throughout the year showcase student achievement. Private instruction in voice and instruments is available through arrangement with our adjunct music faculty before, during, or after school. Extracurricular options include the Madrigal Singers, Chamber Music ensembles, and student-led A Cappella groups. (please see Music Opportunities)
The dance program offers classes for students of all levels of ability. Using technical skills culled from ballet, jazz and modern dance styles, dancing with healthy body alignment and embodying the rudiments of Western dance styles is a focus for all levels. Annual performances highlighting student work as well as field trips to NYC round out an exciting year of dance.
For details, please visit the Upper School Curriculum or The Arts pages.