Private Independent school from PK through 12th grade.

The Arts at Hammond: Uncovering Talent and Sharpening Creative Skills

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 two Papal Masses on New Year's Day for Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis in Rome.

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  • Lower School

    Lower School students engage in developmentally appropriate experiences designed to cultivate an early appreciation for visual arts and music.  It's not an uncommon sight to see a group of students writing a play, making costumes and props, and producing their own music.  The arts are an integral component of the Hammond experience and help round out our curriculum for even the youngest of students.
  • 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 the arts.