Performing and Visual Arts

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. - Scott Adams

As a distinguishing part of the Middle School curriculum, the Middle School Arts Program offers ways for students to explore their artistic interests and to discover new talents. Through the PACT (Program for Arts, Culture and Technology) students are able to take up to six different arts classes over the course of the year. Choice is an integral and unique aspect of the program as students have a direct say over the courses they which to take.

Arts courses include those incorporating painting, drawing, clay, wood sculpture, digital photography, film studies and mixed media. Students have access to three art studios on campus and teachers who are masters of their craft.

The Middle School puts on a musical each spring and participation is open to all students. Past performances include Mulan, Alice in Wonderland, Guys and Dolls, Bye, Bye, Birdie, Once Upon A Mattress, and High School Musical Too. Middle School students also have the opportunity to participate in multiple musical ensembles. The concert band is made up of wind and percussion instruments, and plays many styles. Instrumental music lessons are available for beginners. The instruments taught are woodwinds, brass, and percussion and take place once a week.

Culture classes include a host of wonderful offerings including: Incan Mask Making, Mosiac Art, Book Publication, Rosetta Stone for Education—to this date, MS students have studied over 20 different languages—and several more.

Technology in the PACT program offers really exciting opportunities including Flash animation, computer programming, 3-D printing, robotics and circuitry, and others.

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