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.

Arts Calendar

Arts News

Theater Arts At a Glance

  • In 2022, the Upper School Theater Program won two Blumey Awards for Anastasia for Best Choreography and Best Direction. Overall, the production garnered eight nominations:
    Best Musical
    Best Ensemble
    Best Choreography
    Best Supporting Actress (Grace Tingen '23)
    Best Actress TOP 6 (Sophie Davis '22)
    Best Actor TOP 6 (Lance Toppin '23)
    Best Stage Manager TOP 6 (Emma Taylor '22)  
  • 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

Faculty/Staff Art Exhibit

The Faculty/Staff Art Exhibit features works from 24 current and recent faculty and staff members ranging in mediums and subject matter. All are invited to view the exhibit in Hance Family Gallery until October 11.