Visual Arts

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Lower School

Art and art history are part of the curriculum for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 6. Students in Grades 1 through 4 have art twice a week. Students in Grades 5 and 6 have art once a week, and also have the opportunity to select Art Exploratory as one of their trimester-long electives.

Upper School

Students at Upper School explore art through a structured sequence of courses, taught by highly qualified teachers in fully-equipped studios. Through the arts curriculum, each student discovers and develops their unique talents.

Students gain experience in a variety of media, and learn to create pottery (each campus has a kiln), three-dimensional sculptures, water colors, pastels, papier-mâché, and more. The fundamentals of perspective, proportion, and color mixing are introduced and mimicked through the study of famous works of art.  Art history gives students a broad view of the impact of art on our culture and throughout the world.

Many students at the Upper School exceed the arts requirement for graduation. Students may choose an elective in 3-Dimensional Art and Design, Art I, II, III, IV and AP Studio Art.