Arts are an integral part of the liberal arts curriculum at Wakefield in the Upper School. For our students, each of the three arts disciplines provides the welcome and needed reminder of how wide a range of choices they have for expressing themselves.
The fine arts are where the brain and the body unite to both playful and serious expression. They provide needed respite from the dominion of declamatory language over our communication. Additionally, coming to appreciate the richness of humanity's collected self-expression via the arts is at the heart of a liberal arts education.
With an arts department brimming with opportunities for music, theatre, art, photography, and publications, the school is encourages students to engage in opportunities knowing that they will stretch and grow. In addition to field trips to attend professional performances, students in all divisions enjoy cultural enrichment opportunities through attendance at special assemblies featuring professionals in the arts.