An independent day school serving grades K-12 | St. Paul, MN


The arts are an important piece of day-to-day life in the Middle School. Music, theater, and the studio arts are woven into both the curriculum and co-curricular life. 


Every Middle School student takes a music class every day in the ensemble of their choosing (band, orchestra, or choir) and all students perform in two concerts each year. Private music lessons are also available through the school, with instructors who specialize in teaching students of this age.

Studio Arts

The Grade 6 studio art course covers various media and techniques; Grade 7 studio art courses introduce two-dimensional art techniques and three-dimensional ceramics. In Grade 8, students may opt to take elective courses in two- and three-dimensional art.


The required Grade 6 drama class prepares students for later electives in Grade 8, including acting, production and performance, and scriptwriting. The Middle School's three yearly theatrical productions are popular co-curricular activities, and auditions are open to all students.

Middle School studio art class.

2020-21 Middle School Performance and Arts Calendar

Due to COVID-19, there will be no live performances with audiences or public art galleries during the 2020-21 school year. Instead, the Arts Department has reimagined their annual performance/gallery schedule and are excited to share recordings of the various ensembles, virtual gallery shows, and more (see below)!

Check back often to see new performances from our music ensembles, theatre department, and art students.

Middle School Choirs: "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho"
September 2020