The creative and performing arts hold a vibrant place in a Thaden education and the life of our school. All students take courses in the arts that are designed to instill a life-long appreciation for the creative process. Through interdisciplinary engagement with music, painting, sculpture, drama, dance, and film, students can deepen and enlarge their powers of creativity and personal expression, often addressing complex social questions and issues.
Middle School students take a trimester of music, theater, and visual art. Each course allows them to practice medium-specific activities, such as exploring rhythm through body percussion, rehearsing and staging short theatrical scenes, and developing and presenting drawing and painting projects.
Thaden School hosts Arts Showcases throughout the academic year to celebrate the artistic endeavors of our students in theatre, music, and visual arts classes.