The Middle School Fine Arts curriculum offers classes in art, theatre, music, ceramics and dance. Through 6th and 7th grades, students have one term of each of these 5 classes. In 8th grade, students choose one discipline for the entire year. In addition to the required Fine Arts class, students may also choose to participate in Choir, Orchestra, Jazz Band 7-8, Beginning Band or Beginning Orchestra each year. Students may also choose to take private lessons in music, dance and art.
The Middle School Fine Arts curriculum is designed to be hands-on and experiential, as students in all classes make music, 2D and 3D art, dance and theatre. Through the making of art, they develop a greater understanding of broad artistic concepts that cross disciplines, while exploring the power of creative thinking and artistic expression.