The Performing Arts are an important component of the educational experience at SSFS, where programs are designed to stimulate creative expression, build skills, instill confidence, and enhance appreciation for a variety of performance styles from cultures around the globe. Students are offered numerous exciting opportunities to engage in music, theatre, dance, and multimedia experiences in every grade.
Lower School: students take music classes twice a week, where they listen to a variety of musical works, sing, dance, play instruments, learn to read music, and experiment with movement and improvisation. Students perform in class plays and assembly programs.
Middle School: Sixth grade students take music and drama for one quarter each and then create an interdisciplinary art performance titled “The Sixth Grade Workshop”. Seventh and eighth grade students are given a choice of Music, Drama, and movement and they are expected to take two different semester length classes each year. All MS students have the option to perform in or work on the annual middle school play. In addition, chorus and instrumental ensemble are available to all Middle School students.
Upper School: 9-12 grade students have the opportunity to take a wide range of performing arts classes including: musical production, play production, instrumental music, chorus, handbells, modern dance, theatre, and video production. Public performances and assembles are scheduled throughout the year for students to share their talents and for the community to enjoy.
Students from all divisions also have the opportunity to participate in our annual Community Play where they perform with faculty, staff, parents, alums, and school trustees. Please visit our division websites for more details about our performing arts programs and performance schedules.