Fine Art

We Share Our Talent With The World

Participation in the fine arts encourages students to uncover new talent and sharpen creative skills.  Lower School students engage in developmentally appropriate experiences designed to cultivate an early appreciation for visual arts and music.  Our Middle and Upper School students fine-tune their abilities with opportunitites to participate in choral and instrumental music, dance, theatre, and advanced study in the visual arts.

Throughout the school year. Hammond plays host to several performance events including choral performances, school plays, and theatrical productions.

Our students perform far beyond the campus, as well.  The Upper School Drama Department and the Select Ensemble, Hammond's premier auditioned choral group, have shared their talents with audiences nationally and internationally.  The Drama Department performed Les Misérables at the International Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, and the Select Ensemble shared their vocal talent in Auschwitz and at the papal Mass and evening Mass on New Year's Day for Pope Benedict XVI in Rome.


Middle School

Students are engaged in the arts throughout the school year. All students in fifth and sixth grade attend Visual Art for a nine-week quarter. Additionally, they choose one musical component and meet on a rotating schedule for a semester Students in seventh and eighth grade elect two of the six semester courses: Drama, Choral Music, Instrumental Music, Dance, Technical Theatre and Visual Art.

Upper School

Students are encouraged to participate in multiple experiences. Many progress to multiple advanced-level tracks across disciplines. A few students target one area in which to excel. Guided by a dedicated, trusting staff of professionals, the objectives are for each upper school student to be exposed to as many creative experiences as possible and to leave Hammond with an appreciation for arts.

Hammond School

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