A vibrant theatre and performing arts education provides essential skills in human development, academic growth, communication, and community. Through classroom study, production preparation, and live performance, students experience the multifaceted collaborative and essential fundamentals that fuel the performing arts process.
Lower School students have opportunities to create and perform throughout class projects and special classes with their classmates, and after school extra curricular plays and musicals in many classes, (and through after school program opportunities).
Students in grades 5 & 6 transform imaginative play into writing, designing, and performing fundamentals. Classroom project culmination presentations and productions strengthen memorization, collaboration, confidence, and leadership skills. Students who are interested in expanding their acting, singing, and movement skills, may participate in PLAY, a musical theatre education program, designed to engage, empower, and celebrate every student.
Students in grades 7 & 8 participate in a robust sequence of theatrical education curriculum, created to build and master essential performing arts skills. Students share and celebrate their talents with class and school performances. Their work culminates with an annual musical production, performed for a live public audience.
Upper School students can elect to take any number of classes, including: Introduction to Theatre, Acting Studio, and Playwriting. Upper School students perform in two productions annually. Professional guest artists are invited in to enhance the performance experience, and to share their expertise with students, and students have the chance to have their writing acted out by visiting professionals.