Performing and
Visual Arts
Grades 9 - 12

At GCDS, we celebrate the artists who bring us together and inspire us. The Arts are an opportunity to pursue excellence, enjoy something you love, and find your passion.

Find your ensemble

One of the reasons why we define our team requirements to include more than interscholastic sports is that we believe ensemble experiences in the arts—including jazz ensemble, string ensemble, dance ensemble, or as a member of the cast and crew for musical theatre—are important moments to learn about collaboration.

Guys and Dolls
Bye Bye Birdie
Dance Showcase

Share inspiration

The Arts are a powerful means of communication and self-expression. At Country Day, we believe every student has talent—it is the goal of each arts course to help each student discover where that talent lies.


Performing Arts

Performing arts experiences range from introductory classes to advanced ensembles, such as jazz, strings, dance, and a capella. Performances include annual concerts, musicals, drama productions, and the dance showcase.

electronic musicCourse Offerings: e.g., Drama; Comedy & Improv; Musical Theatre; Acting for the Camera; Theatrical Design & Stagecraft; Foundations in Music Theory; Music History; Electronic Music; Private Piano Instruction; Advanced Vocal Seminar; Concert Choir; A capella Ensemble; Concert Band; String Ensemble; Junior Dance Company; Senior Dance Company.

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Visual Arts

You'll find a wide variety of classes in two-dimensional and three-dimensional art forms: drawing, painting, ceramics, architecture, 3D design, graphic design, photography, printmaking, and more.

Course Offerings: e.g., Drawing & Painting; Ceramics; Architecture; 3D Design; Art & Fabrication; Fine Art Photography; Graphic Design; Printmaking; Art History.