Growth. Exploration. Creativity. Enjoyment.
The arts are not extracurricular at Country Day; they are integral to the complete education we provide our students in JK–12. Our robust program includes visual art, vocal and instrumental music, and drama—all essential manifestations of the human spirit. The entire school community benefits from the remarkable talents of our students and their teachers through student-produced fine arts events, exhibits, a yearly film festival, and drama productions. At Country Day, the arts connect our students to history, to diverse cultures, and to their own imaginations.
Our award-winning Upper School Theatre program earned five Blumey nominations. Drama students starting in Lower School perform in grade-level class plays, and Middle and Upper School students produce separate full-scale productions and musicals each year.
The Hance Family Gallery exhibits artwork from our students, faculty, alumni, and visiting artists. Every year, we proudly host an exhibit open to the public featuring famous artists, such as Romare Bearden.
Our music program offers many vocal and instrumental options beginning in junior kindergarten. By Upper School, students choose from concert choir, chamber/honors choir, a cappella choir, concert/honors band, and string/honors orchestra.
The arts department put together a video capturing the 2020–21 Arts Honor Society Induction ceremonies.
Congratulations to our band musicians and visual arts students on their recently earned honors.
Upper School Theatre Director Jenny Goodfellow shares how she and her students pivoted to create a creative digital musical experience, showcasing popular songs and hidden gems from Broadway productions, while remaining safe amidst a pandemic.
Students participated in the NCTC High School Play Festival: Virtual Showcase!
As published in QCity. Three Upper School art teachers discuss how the school is embracing a broader understanding of art, incorporating more artists of color and female artists into our curriculum.