Creative Arts Program

The arts are an integral part of a good education, a powerful arena for practicing the school’s mission, and a vital means of building community. Over half our students are involved in the arts, and many community-wide events are arts-based. This models the arts as a life-long activity available to all as a means of self-expression, investigation, celebration, and civil discourse.

Creative Arts Diploma Program
Student artists who have demonstrated serious interest and strong ability may be accepted into the Diploma Program based on audition or portfolio review, written statement of intent, and interview. Many of these students plan to enter careers in the arts; graduates have gone on to some of the world’s leading dance and theaters companies, galleries, and symphony orchestras. This program combines rigorous practice schedules with an individualized course of requirements under the guidance of an arts advisor. Students may study off-campus if necessary during the day. The C.A.P. faculty provides liasion with leading arts institutions, including the Hartford Art School, Hartt School of Music, and Juilliard.

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