The performing arts play an important role in many of our school traditions. The goal of the program is for children to feel comfortable expressing themselves before an audience and to explore the world of theater arts at an appropriate developmental level.
In the early childhood program, teachers use puppets, role playing, and storytelling to enhance dramatic play and aid in comprehension. Classroom teachers throughout all grades use drama as an instructional tool in many subjects.
Our formal performing arts curriculum begins in fourth grade. Students develop a foundation for theater skills and practice writing and performing theatrical content. Exploring fairy tales, Greek drama, Shakespeare, classic American works, and student-created plays.
Our all-school productions include the Christmas Pageant and the spring production. Students also can pursue drama and dance through the Extended Day Programs.
To develop creativity, and to cultivate aesthetic sensitivity through an understanding of art, drama, music, and dance as means of self-expression and group activity, and to provide opportunities for the discovery and development of individual talent.” The Reverend Mother Ruth, Founder
Past St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's Productions
The annual St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's Christmas Pageant is written by former faculty member, Madeleine L'Engle and is performed by all students in Nursery-Grade 8. It is live-streamed for family and friends around the world to enjoy.
Our annual spring production features students in grades 1-8. This year, the musical 'Into the Woods' was livestreamed for friends and family to view around the world.