Upper school students are increasingly self-focused, and the arts can provide an outlet for them to explore ideas and themes of personal significance. Fine Arts experiences can also speak directly to students’ social and emotional needs during these middle grade years. As a department, our goal is to provide offerings which honor student areas of passion and interest, while giving them the opportunity to interact with like-minded peers.
Standard offerings at ACE include theater, physical education, visual arts, debate, film, improv, band, cooking and computer science classes. Additional offerings allow our teachers to share areas of personal interest with their students, and therefore vary from semester to semester, based on what our staff chooses as their offerings.