The arts are passionate. Initially solitary and ultimately public, the arts involve the whole person and address the whole community. And, the arts are an intentional and essential part of the academic curriculum at St. Paul’s School. 

Recognizing that a regular exposure to the arts has a powerful and liberating influence in the world, the Fine Arts, Theater, Dance, and Music programs are led by professional, practicing artists and offer students a variety of studio and performance-based classes, courses in the history and theory of the arts, and frequent exposure to a diverse group of visiting artists. Several exhibition and performance opportunities also are part of the academic calendar each year. 

The Arts

Dance

Join in a year-round program of the finest dance instruction, designed to support experienced dancers and beginners alike in a nurturing, artistic learning environment.  

The Arts

Fine Arts

Try your hand at glass blowing or sculpture. Work with pencil, paint or ink. Or, apply your talents to computer graphics and websites. We have the materials, studio spaces, and expert artist teachers to help you take your creative passions further. 

The Arts

Music

Sing with the Chapel Choir or play in the SPS Orchestra. Join one of the smaller music ensembles or take private music lessons. Express yourself musically alongside other students in a supportive space. 

The Arts

Theater

Whether you wish to be on stage, behind the curtain or in the production booth, the SPS Theater Program is structured to provide creative learning opportunities like developing new skills in stage lighting, writing and directing a one-act play, or trying out for one of several acting opportunities — all while making lasting friendships among cast and crew. 

The Arts at a Glance

5
Arts program/performance spaces
25%
Students who participate in an ensemble
8
Fine Arts disciplines, including glass-blowing
10
ballet performances each year
40+
years of The Nutcracker performances
20
Music teachers for all instruments

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