Performing Arts

The performing arts exist to inspire students to appreciate, create, and communicate through the performing arts with courage and excellence. Over the years, our performing arts have become a signature program for our school. The program involves students from lower school all the way through high school giving them unique opportunities to grow in confidence, performance and leadership. 

Arts education aids students in skills needed in the workplace: flexibility, the ability to solve problems and communicate, the ability to learn new skills, to be creative and innovative, and to strive for excellence.
— Joseph M. Calahan, Director of Corporate Communications, Xerox Corporation

Students in grades 1-8 receive the unique opportunity to explore the performing arts on a weekly basis. The performing arts are considered to be a discipline, integral to a multi-sensory education and the development of higher level thinking skills. Classes include music, theater, dance, literary, historical and cultural studies. Students engage in learning vocabulary, skills and concepts through interactive processes. They practice, experiment, role-play, think outside the box, communicate, and work collaboratively in group projects as confident participants.

There are three shows per school year: a holiday show, spring musical, and final play which portrays the life of a famous dyslexic person. These shows provide the experience of creating and performing for an audience, working in a community as a valuable participant, learning new vocabulary, skills, and concepts, as well as communicating with purpose. Each year students will also attend a community performing arts presentation, as well as meet professionals who visit our school to share their skills and their story.