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

Arts

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. 

Music

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.

Theater

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.

2020-21 Middle School Arts Calendar

Due to COVID-19, there will be no live performances with audiences during the 2020-21 school year. See below for links to recordings of this year's fantastic Middle School musical and theatrical performances.

ms arts photo gallery

Middle School studio art class.

spring musical: fame jr

In Spring 2021, the Middle School presented FAME JR.! Due to in-person performance limitations, the performance was streamed on-demand over the weekend of April 9-11, 2021. 

View the performance program or watch the promotional video to get a taste of the talent and hard work of our Middle School cast and crew!

 

Fall Play: Alice in Wonderland

In Fall 2020, the Middle School presented Alice in Wonderland! Due to in-person performance limitations, the fall play was shared in a special, digital premiere on Broadway On Demand on Friday, November 20 at 7:00 p.m. The show was also available for on-demand streaming on Saturday, November 21.

See photos from the performance on SmugMug or watch the promotional video of the show!

 

choir and instrumental performances

Middle School Jazz Band: "Spring Awakening"

Middle School Choirs: "Music Changes the World"
December 2020

Middle School Jazz Compilation
Winter 2020

Middle School Orchestra: "Let it Snow"
December 2020

Middle School Jazz Band: "My Dinner With Ronald"
October 2020

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