- Drama instruction begins at the junior kindergarten level and continues all the way through the Upper School.
Each child in Lower School participates in a musical performance yearly. Junior kindergarten teachers work with their students to provide a program that encompasses songs and poems learned throughout the year.Children in grades K-3 participate in grade-level performances written and conducted by the drama teacher. In fourth grade, each class presents its own play, culminating in the advanced presentation of music, dance, and script. This vertical curriculum involves the development and mastery of theater skills appropriate to each grade level.
Drama courses are offered to fifth and sixth graders. The focus is on improvisation, character development, creative scene work, and scene-writing techniques. All Middle School students may audition for two plays presented in the fall and spring.
Drama courses offered to all Upper Schoolers, include drama production, theater lab, actor's workshop, and dance. Qualified students may join the International Thespian Society. In addition, the Upper School puts on several performances each year: one-act play, two mainstage productions, including a musical, and a student-directed play. Each year, our students participate in the North Carolina Theatre Conference Regional Play Festival.