A defining feature of the Lower School experience is a host of opportunities to express oneself though music, art, and drama. At Seven Hills, these experiences aren’t seen as “specials” or add-ons; they are central to building the poise and self-confidence that so distinguishes our young students.
He’s mastering complex rhythms on a metallophone or learning to blend his voice in three-part harmony. She’s crafting an aboriginal mask or constructing a symbolic self-portrait that expresses her unique view of her emerging self.
Each year students take sequenced classes in visual arts, drama, and instrumental and choral music. But creative self-expression extends far beyond art class. Imaginative skits and playacting of kindergarten give way to script-writing and blocking. Class plays of increasing sophistication culminate in elaborate fifth-grade productions. Every Lower school student participates in our ambitious musical programs, and performing at school events and assemblies becomes part of the rhythm of life.
At Lotspeich, every student plays a role in an annual musical while at Doherty, each spring brings an outdoor celebration of music and arts. Students fan out across the campus, filling the air with rhythm and song, as they and their parents enjoy mosaics, sculptures, crayon etchings, linotypes, and improvisational works.
Spacious arts facilities, gifted teachers, and a curriculum that includes the arts each day underscore our commitment to our students’ artistic development. You can rest assured that, at Seven Hills, your son develops the confidence that emerges from knowing that his voice is heard.