Creativity, imagination, and excellence are at the heart of education at St. Mary’s Academy. Students engage in fine arts – including music, theater, and visual arts every day.
Our goal is to help your child build technique and aesthetic awareness as well as grow his or her critical thinking and problem-solving skills in ways that extend beyond the classroom.
Performance opportunities—including events for peers, parents, and guests at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, build students’ confidence in their skills, and pride in their hard work.
Lower School students engage in music, drama, and art as a regular part of their school day. They also have the option to participate in band, choir, orchestra, drama club, and private music lessons. Students need no prior experience or instruction and practice is scheduled as part of their school day.
Middle School students have several performance and non-performance arts class selections including visual arts, drama, band, choir, orchestra, handbells, guitar, recorders, and music appreciation. Students are encouraged to participate in our all-academy musical either onstage or behind the scenes.
High School students continue exploring the arts in introductory level classes to focus their interests and talents in advanced courses of study—from two- and three-dimensional art to photography and musical theater. Many of our students have been Regional and National Medalists in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and have been recruited by art institutions.