Creativity belongs to us all, and each has the potential to express our personal visions in the way that calls most clearly. Every Newton student is encouraged and challenged to develop a sense of self as a creative being, an appreciation of beauty, and an awareness of the communicating power of the arts. In this atmosphere, students' vision and voice flourish, spurring many toward advanced study; professional work; and a passion for dance, theater, music, and the fine arts.
The Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and Music Departments offer a wide array of beginning to advanced courses, and all students practice the arts in these core programs. Studio Art and Photography courses guide students to apply design principles to the emotional content of their work. Dance and choreography courses increase self-awareness, musicality, coordination, spatial awareness, and cultural understanding. Multiple choirs and instrumental ensembles, a liturgical dance troupe, annual dramatic and musical productions, and formal recitals extend our experiential learning. Many of our artists, dancers, and musicians participate and excel in regional and national competitions and festivals.