The arts 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. We invite you to join us at our events. 

Friends of the Arts

Interested in getting involved with the arts and volunteering? Consider joining Friends of the Arts (FOTA), a volunteer parent organization dedicated to supporting Country Day's fine arts programs in all divisions. Check out the volunteer opportunities.

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Arts News

Arabian Nights

Congratulations to the cast and crew of The Arabian Nights and Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat, which won first place and will advance to the state competition.

With Appreciation from Behind the Curtain

Friends of the Arts (FOTA) is a volunteer parent organization that raises awareness of Country Day's fine arts program in all divisions. Courtney Eliasek serves as the Upper School drama representative and has been an integral parent volunteer for years. Read her behind-the-scenes glimpse of all that goes into our theater performances.

Photo Highlights

Country Day administrators and artist Chas Fagan at the annual art exhibit Gallery Reception in February 2019.

Third Grade Play

All Lower School students participate in a production in every grade.

Theater Arts At a Glance

  • Five 2018 Blumey Award nominations for The Drowsy Chaperone, including Best Musical
  • Back-to-back state championships for one-act plays in 2017 and 2018
  • Multiple awards for direction, production design, choreography, and acting from the NC Theater Association
  • Across all divisions, the theater arts program involves
    —878 cast members and 40 crew members
    —53 performances per year
    —275 parent and faculty volunteers
    —530+ hours of rehearsal