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


Middle School studio art class.

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.

Visual Arts

The Grade 6 visual art course covers various media and techniques; Grade 7 visual 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 and 7 drama classes prepare 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.

2023-24 Middle School Arts Calendar

We look forward to welcoming live performances back to the Middle School! Please note that all dates and performances below are subject to change.

For a full list of performances and art events, click

October 27-28, 2023: Middle School Fall Play: Broadway Lullaby| Program | Photos
December 20, 2023: Middle School Winter Instrumental ConcertProgram | Photos
December 21, 2023: Middle School Winter Choral ConcertProgram | Photos
March 8-10, 2024: Middle School Musical: Frozen Jr. | Program | Photos
April 17, 2024: Middle/Upper School Jazz Band Cabaret | Photos
May 23, 2024: Middle School Spring Showcase | Program | Photos
May 29, 2024: Middle School Spring Instrumental Concert | Program | Photos
May 30, 2024: Middle School Spring Choral Concert | Program

HARRY M. DRAKE GALLERY Exhibition Schedule

September 8-September 29, 2023: Alumni Exhibition
October 6-November 3, 2023: Regional Artist Exhibit -  Anomalies: Interventions into the Digitized Feminine Space
November 10-December 15, 2023: US Advanced Workshops and MS Capstone Exhibit
January 8-January 27, 2024: Regional Artist Exhibit - Mikayla Ennevir
February 10-Spring Break, 2024: Regional Artist Exhibit - Anita Gobalaswamy
April 5-April 26, 2024: Advanced Workshop Spring Exhibit (Grade 12)
May 3-June 3, 2024: Advanced Workshop Spring Exhibit (Grade 11)

2024 Middle School Spring Instrumental Concert

2024 Middle and Upper School Spring Jazz Band Cabaret

2023 Middle & Upper School Winter Choral Concert

2024 Middle School Spring Showcase

2024 Middle School Musical: Frozen Jr!

2023 Middle School Winter Instrumental Concert

2023 Middle School Fall Play: Broadway Lullaby