Discovering the Creative Self
Stanley students participate formally in four branches of artistic expression: music, dance, theater and visual arts. Instruction and expression in Stanley art classes are child-directed explorations. Ask young and older students alike, you'll hear the same themes of instruction followed by limitless exploration. This ethic comes from our curricular goals for art students:
- Use courage, self-confidence, voice, skills and knowledge to visually, musically, dramatically, physically communicate and respond to the world through art
- Expression through the arts with intent, purpose and thoughtfulness
- Understand that art is an element of everyday life and learning
"I'm not told what to do. I can play with what we have in the art barn, or whatever we're working on. I like it when I can do work on my own ideas and am proud of what I've made."
- 5th-grade student
Stanley resource classes go beyond arts and athletics to include regular class time K-8 for language learning, technology and media studies, physical education and our unique social-emotional programming ... Watch this space for more information, or contact our admissions team for details on these programs or to schedule a tour.
On the Ballroom Stage
Each year, every division mounts memorable, student capstone performances including the 2nd-grade show, 5th-grade musical, 6th-grade Shakespeare studies and the 8th-grade musical. Then, there are less formal institutions: Cave open-mic shows, the Cabaret, art-class bands, the annual all-school Arts Festival - each giving students a chance to shine.