Empathy and creativity are critical tools for adapting to an ever-changing world. That's why we place a high value on the arts and weave imagination throughout our curriculum.
We believe that the study of visual and performing arts is a vital component of a well-rounded education. Through the study of music, visual arts, and theater, we encourage our students to take risks, build confident self-expression, develop sensitivity to cultural differences, and respect the work of fellow students.
Whether they're displaying their artwork in exhibits, singing in a choir, or performing in a play, our students have many opportunities for meaningful artistic experiences. They also explore the academic aspects of art—theory, technique, and history—to understand and appreciate the impact that artists have on culture, history, politics, and philosophy.
Trinity's music curriculum in Lower School gives young children the building blocks to explore music independently. In Middle School, students develop skills like sight-reading and harmony. They also study music more academically, diving deeper into music history and music theory.
Students experiment with art materials and investigate the history of art and the ideas and themes of different movements and periods. As they move through our art curriculum, students learn how the elements of design such as line, shape, form, texture, color, and space can be manipulated as they express themselves visually. Themes for art projects often correlate with other aspects of the curriculum, thereby deepening the experience.
Trinity students begin performing theatrical productions in kindergarten. As they progress through Lower School, they explore how dramatic performances can develop strong communication skills. These small experiences pave the way for Middle School Drama classes, where students cultivate their creativity while developing organizational and interpersonal skills through the roles of actor, director, playwright, technician, researcher, and designer.