The performing arts program at Groton provide students with opportunities to discover their talents, to acquire skills necessary for artistic expression, and to develop an understanding and appreciation of the arts. By studying the performing arts students hone critical thinking skills, and learn about self-expression, creativity, and collaboration.
Students have opportunities to explore coursework in drama and music. They can also participate in the dance and theatre programs as part of the school’s afternoon activities. The hands-on approach to learning lies at the core of Groton’s arts requirement, which emphasizes the value of being actively engaged in a creative process. Groton’s performing arts courses and activities provide essential opportunities for students to express themselves, to become more perceptive, to develop discipline and to enjoy fulfilling lives.
All Second Formers spend a term studying visual arts, a term studying drama and a term studying music. Third Formers may take Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra or half-credit music lessons as their required half-credit arts course. All students take a minimum of three credits of art in any discipline(s) in the Upper School.
Requirements: All students entering Groton in third form take a half-credit, year-long arts course in music, wood shop, or visual arts.All students are required to take three credits of art in any discipline (s) in the Upper School. Music History, Music Theory and Music Appreciation do not fulfill the arts requirement.