Arts

Explore the connection between the mind and the heart. 

The Visual & Performing Arts department at Thornton Academy teaches critical thinking in addition to providing the skills and craftsmanship to translate ideas into beautifully executed work.

Students stretch themselves with courses in Visual Art, Dance, Music and Theater. Each year students earn top scores in AP Visual Art and Music Theory, and teachers dedicate themselves to preparing students for the most selective art and music colleges in the country.

Arts Program Highlights

Arts Facts

STUDENTS ENROLLED

1,070

THEATER PROGRAM ESTABLISHED

1906

DANCE COURSES

4

VISUAL ARTS CLASSES

18

MUSIC CLASSES

14

AUDITORIUM SEATS

500

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In The News

Meet the arts faculty

Dana Altman

VIsual Art Teacher

Katie Brooks

Dance Teacher - Arts

Emma Campbell

Dance Teacher, Arts Department Chair

Joshua Dracup

Middle School Visual Arts Teacher, Upper School Visual Arts Teacher

Hanna Flewelling

Music Teacher/Orchestra Director

David Hanright

Performing & Visual Arts Teacher

Aaron Henry

Teacher, Music

Tom Lizotte

Teacher, Music

Jennifer Merry

Visual Arts Teacher

Catherine Murray

Performing Arts Teacher

Jodi Thomas

Visual Arts Teacher

Jennifer Witherell-Stebbins

Performing Arts Teacher