The arts are an integral part of a St. Anne School education, and are intended to provide students with an outlet for independent, creative expression. Our program offers a deep and broad experience in both the visual and performing arts. Our faculty, many of whom are professional artists themselves, have a true talent for bringing out each student’s creative potential, which they demonstrate through art exhibits, play productions, orchestra concerts, and singing competitions. In addition, for those students looking for more technical positions in the arts, the members of the St. Anne Theatre Tech Crew manage props, moving sets, and the lights and soundboard during play productions.

St. Anne School Orchestras & Bands

St. Anne School offers grade 3 through 8 students the opportunity to participate in beginning, intermediate, and advanced instruction of all string instruments including the violin, viola, cello, and bass. Students in grades 5 through 8 are also offered band instruction on the flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trumpet, and trombone.
 
Students learn a range of classical pieces along with a variety of film music, rock, and jazz. Performances are held at school and in the local community.
 
 

Show Choir

Show Choir is a unique form of musical performance that combines intricate vocal harmonies typical of most choirs with dancing and choreographed movements.

The St. Anne School HarmonKnights Show Choir is comprised of talented male and female Middle School students whose dedication to rehearsal, competition, and excellence is evident by their hard work and award-winning performances. Students audition to be a part of this ensemble and are judged on vocal and dance ability.
 
Competition is an integral component of the St. Anne HarmonKnighs Show Choir. We are blessed to have such an incredibly talented group of students who over the years have had numerous competitive victories.
 

Shining Stars Choir

The Shining Stars Choir is an afterschool program for students in grades 3 through 5. The group meets weekly and gives students a wonderful introduction to vocal training and performance.

Theater Arts

St. Anne Theater Arts program offers a myriad of opportunities for students to engage their creativity and gain valuable training and experience. Our theater arts program is designed to give students an introduction to theater experience, build confidence, foster their interests and develop their talents in the performing arts.
 
The St. Anne Theater Arts Program is an afterschool program that produces two plays each year, one at the elementary level for Kindergarten through grade 5 students, and one for Middle School students.
 
For students looking for more technical positions in the arts, the members of the St. Anne Theatre Tech Crew manage props, moving sets, and the lights and soundboard during play productions.
 

Lower School Visual Arts

Kindergarten through grade 2 students work with “Meet the Masters,” an art program that focuses on both art history and production. Students learn about different artists and create artwork reflecting the particular style of each artist.

Grade 3 through 5 students are exposed to a variety of cultural art from the past to the present. Students learn about the elements of art and principles of design through the artwork that they are exposed to. Students practice techniques with a variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional media such as brush and ink, oil pastels, repouse, and clay. After analyzing artwork and practicing techniques, students create a cultural piece of artwork.
 

Middle School Visual Art Electives

Studio Art is a quarter-long elective for grade 6 and 7 students. Students focus on the fundamentals of art and principles of design using both two- and three-dimensional media. Projects include still life, portraits, landscapes, and abstract sculptures. 

Sculpture is a quarter-long elective for grade 7 students. Students use additive and subtractive methods to create abstract and realistic sculptural forms. Students explore different mediums such as clay, paper mache, plaster, cardboard, and wire.  

Advanced Studio Art is a semester-long elective for grade 8 students. Through this course, serious art students explore their individual creativity and study historical and contemporary ideas about art. The objective of the course is to develop a portfolio of accomplished work. This class is designed both for students who are considering studio art in high school, or for those who want an accelerated studio class.

*0 period studio art/advanced studio is offered as a full year elective for 6-8 grade students that would like to take art as an additional elective.