The arts are an equal partner within the academic curriculum.

We believe creative expression is fundamental to the human experience and creativity is crucial to a growth mindset. By encouraging a wide exploration of the arts, we enhance adaptability and problem solving skills, and enrich learning in other curricular areas.

Arts at Kirby School are taught by accomplished artists and provide extensive opportunities for student involvement in music, the visual arts, theater and dance.

Music Theory

Music theory is complemented by many performing groups and classes including chorus, jazz choir, chamber choir, jazz ensemble, and orchestra. Performers use the school’s recording studio to gain experience with production techniques and to record music with the assistance of the audio engineering class.

Performing Arts

Performing arts includes dance, two annual dance productions, drama techniques, methods and theater labs, and three dramatic productions each year.

Visual Arts

Visual arts includes painting, sculpture, photography and book arts. New facility enhancements include middle and high school art studios, a kiln, darkroom, and a printing press for making books.

Faculty mentor works with art student