A Seacrest education emphasizes the importance of the arts. The arts are essential because they foster imagination and creative problem-solving skills. Through art, music, or theater our students learn to see, to hear, and to feel more keenly; to give objective structure to abstract and subjective concepts; and to develop critical judgment, open-mindedness, and independent thinking.
At Seacrest, students learn the arts principally through active involvement in the creative process. Students in the lower school have the arts integrated throughout their curriculum complemented by art and music classes as well as selected choral opportunities. The upper school students can choose from various art offerings that may include visual arts, chorus, drama, performing arts, concert band, orchestra, studio courses, and AP art history. Advanced students in visual arts are encouraged and assisted in developing portfolios for college admission.
In addition, Seacrest students often have opportunities to perform in numerous musical performances and to display their work in the visual arts. Students interested in theater may take part in an active production schedule of both drama and musicals. Our arts program endeavors to encourage, support, and expand the talent in each child.
CLASSES: Middle School Chorus (6, 7, 8) Art ( 6, 7, 8) Concert Band (6, 7 & 8)
Upper School AP Music Theory Chorus Honors Choir Concert Band Theatre: Acting Intensive Theatre: Production & Set Design Studio Art: Drawing & Painting Studio Art: Ceramics & Sculpture Art Portfolio
CLUBS: Thespian Society (MS) International Thespian Society (US) Drama Club (MS) Performing Arts Academy (MS & US) Art Club (MS)
PRODUCTIONS: Cabaret Night (US) Senior Showcase (US) Holiday Concert (MS & US) Spring Concert (MS & US) Community concerts Talent Show (MS & US) Musical Shows: Cinderalla 2011, Bye Bye Birdie 2012, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown 2013, The Wizard of Oz 2013
Drama: Taming of the Shrew 2011; Proof (Student Produced) 2011; Arsenic & Old Lace 2012
TRIPS: Choral trip to Orlando 2013 (8th chorus) Choral Trip to Italy (US) 2010 & 2012 Choral trip to New York City (US) 2011 Choral Trip to London & Paris (US) 2014
OTHER ACTIVITIES: Chalk Art Art field trips Commissioned art for Gala for Treasures Private lessons in guitar, piano, violin through Performing Arts Academy