For Newark Academy students, the arts take many forms—from a vase spinning into shape on a potter’s wheel or a harmony coming together in a jazz band rehearsal, to patterns traced by dancers’ feet along a stage or tapped out by a graphic designer’s fingers across a keyboard.
Artistic endeavors also perform many vital educational and developmental functions at NA. Our arts courses, events, programs, and facilities
offer a vital means of self-expression, an important source of cultural information, and an inspiring brush with beauty. By creating their own works and exploring those of others, our students cultivate emotional intelligence, human empathy, interpretive and analytical skills, and communications capacities that enhance their academic performance—and enrich their lives.
For Middle School students, the arts are an essential and required aspect of the curriculum. As student progress to the Upper School, they have options to continue exploring a wide range of artistic offerings or to focus on one or two key areas of artistic expression by pursuing arts courses that are a part of the International Baccalaureate curriculum.