The Arts Department at UPrep was the catalyst for some of my most profound personal growth. The teachers created a space that allowed me to step back, explore my options, and reflect on my experiences, and also inspired me to challenge the status quo.” –UPrep alum
What do risk-taking, creative thinking, collaboration, and fun have in common? They are all integral parts of University Prep’s Fine Arts program!
Our students have access to a wide range of Fine Arts electives (from dance, drama, and music to visual arts and journalism/graphic design), taught by talented faculty, many of whom are working artists in their respective fields. Our Fine Arts students, both current and alumni, always mention their relationships with their teachers as a highlight of their University Prep Fine Arts experience.
Students graduate from UPrep with a deep appreciation and understanding of the arts, and with skills that will last them a lifetime.
Visit a Middle School Fine Arts class and you’ll cross paths with eager students finding their voices on stage, learning to play new instruments, breakdancing or waltzing in the dance studio, taking photographs with a lens on social justice, or expressing themselves in the art studio.
Our students love to publicly display their newfound skills in the arts before a supportive audience of peers and adults, from our bi-annual arts showcases to music days and play performances. The results are undeniably positive for all involved!
In the Upper School, students capitalize on the foundation they forged in Middle School to dig deeper and explore further. Our Fine Arts faculty support and guide students to examine the arts from varied perspectives and via multiple disciplines.
Students’ active participation in drama courses, instrumental music ensembles, beginning and advanced photography classes, and unique visual arts electives helps prepare them to take risks intellectually, socially, and emotionally.
6th grade students develop their abilities in the instruments of their choosing, from brass and woodwind to percussion and strings.
Upper School students perform The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on the stage of Founders Hall.