At Princeton Academy, we believe that a well-rounded education includes a strong emphasis on the arts. Our Arts program is designed to cultivate creativity, self-expression, and a lifelong appreciation for the arts. We offer three areas of focus: music, theater arts, and visual arts.
The school’s Music Program takes a hands-on approach to music learning through music literacy, theory, performance and composition. All grades have music twice a week with 30-minute classes for Lower School students and 40-minute classes for Middle School students.
There are three main tracks offered in the Music Program: band, strings and general music. The string track begins as an optional after school class in second grade and then as a formal curricular track in Grade 4. The band track begins in Grade 5.
The school presents regular performances throughout the year as a culmination and celebration of students' individual and collaborative learning processes. Highlights include the Christmas Program, the Middle School Evening of the Arts, the Lower School Spring Concert, and Prize Day.
In addition to the daily school music curriculum, there are co-curricular offerings such as a choir for Grades 5-8, which performs a fully staged musical every winter. Students can also participate in the music liturgy team where cantors sing and instrumentalists play for prayer services and liturgies.
Our theater arts program allows students to explore their creativity through drama, improv, and stage productions. Students learn skills such as character development, script analysis, and stagecraft. Middle School students also perform an annual musical.
The visual arts program at Princeton Academy fosters creativity and imagination. Students are encouraged to experiment with different mediums and techniques to express their ideas and emotions. Our art curriculum covers drawing, painting, sculpture, and digital media, allowing students to explore a range of artistic styles and techniques.