Center for Fine Arts
A Passion to Create
The Center for Fine arts provides an acclaimed fine arts education for all students K-12. Led by a talented faculty, many of whom are professional artists. The Center’s purpose is to develop advocates for the arts, both personally and in the community, as performers, creators, educators, or appreciators.
The Center for Fine arts nurtures a lifelong love of the arts, develops the individual artistic voice of each student, fosters forward-thinking, civic-minded artists, and sends well-prepared artists to the next level of arts training - enhancing students’ creativity, collaboration, confidence, and reflective practice.
Music: Lower School students gain early performance art skills primarily through the Orff-Schulwerk approach incorporating the use of play, movement, singing, and experimentation with a variety of musical concepts. The strings program begins in 4th grade and continues through Upper School. Our choral program is offered to students in grades 6-12.
Theater: Our theater program begins in Middle School, with every student participating in the production of the annual Middle School musical. Upper School Thespians perform musicals and plays annually, and are selected to the All-State and local Thespian productions.
Visual: Lower and Middle School students learn from artists for inspiration to scaffold a spiraling curriculum based on elements and principles of art and design. Upper School students have the opportunity to engage in both studio and digital classes including painting, drawing, ceramics, photography, 3D modeling, 3D printing and more. Students have access to 3D printers, an iMac lab and the full Adobe creative suite.
Professional artists often visit campus for master class workshops.
- The School of Fine Arts certificate program provides aspiring Upper School artists the opportunity to further strengthen their skills with increased course work and one-on-one training in the fine arts.