At Waterford, education in the arts is an essential part of a child’s learning. The arts promote the health and well-being of children, including academic and personal growth, critical thinking and analytical skills, as well as imagination, creativity and innovation. With this in mind, Waterford has developed an exceptional fine and performing arts program designed to enrich and enliven the school’s classical liberal arts curriculum.
Waterford students are exposed to the arts early and often. Students across campus are engaged in artistic endeavors on a daily basis. Music fills the halls as you walk through the performing arts building, and lines from Shakespeare echo from the Black Box Theater. Regular exhibits and performances bring the Waterford community together to enjoy the achievements of its students.
The curriculum begins in Preschool and provides an increasingly diverse matrix of opportunity as students advance through the program. In Middle and Upper School, students can explore a range of disciplines including theater, dance, strings, band, chorus, voice ensembles, jazz, chamber music, photography, computer graphics, ceramics, sculpture, drawing, and painting. The arts at Waterford give students the opportunity to develop techniques for creative expression, and to thrive as creative learners and thinkers.