Arts

Explore the connection between the mind and the heart. 

The Studio & 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.

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Arts Facts

STUDENTS ENROLLED

1,070

THEATER PROGRAM EST.

1906

DANCE COURSES

8

VISUAL ARTS CLASSES

18

MUSIC CLASSES

14

AUDITORIUM SEATS

500

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Meet the arts faculty

Dana Altman

VIsual Art Teacher

Emma Campbell

Performing Arts Teacher

Alivia Cram

Performing Arts Teacher, English Teacher

Joshua Dracup

Middle School Visual Arts Teacher, Upper School Visual Arts Teacher

Hanna Flewelling

Music Teacher/Orchestra Director

David Hanright

Performing & Visual Arts Teacher

Jennifer Merry

Visual Arts Teacher

Catherine Murray

Performing Arts Teacher

David Stebbins

Performing Arts Teacher

Jodi Thomas

Visual Arts Teacher

Jennifer Witherell-Stebbins

Arts Department Chair, Performing Arts Teacher