Theatre education expands the ability to understand others and communicate through language and action and provides a unique opportunity for integrating the arts, linking dance, music and visual arts elements in performance and production.
Lower School Theatre Arts
Our program is dedicated to providing students with a dynamic and fun introduction to the world of theatre. Imaginative play is an important role in the development of a child. Through the use of creative dramatics, the students will begin to develop skills in communication, teamwork and problem-solving.
As students advance from physical awareness games and dramatic play in Kindergarten to story theatre in first and second grade to performing in the annual spring musical production in grades three through five, they grow in confidence and their understanding of the art of theatre.
Middle School Theatre Arts
Students in sixth through eighth grade experience different styles, genres, and elements of theatre. Students engage in project-based work designed to enlighten the creative process as they create their own original theatrical work. Students will exercise and develop creativity, intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaborative skills. Participation and evaluation in a variety of theatrical experiences will afford students opportunities to develop an understanding of self and their role in the world.
Upper School Theatre/CompanyStudents in Upper School are given the opportunity to shine through individual projects, school events, school productions, and outside performances.Theatre Arts is offered as an enrichment course on the block schedule during the school day. Students may also join ‘Company’ and become a member of the International Thespian Society, a student honorary organization that presents quality stage works and competes annually at the Florida District and State Thespian Festivals. Many of our students have received regional and national recognition.