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Theater program at Saint James
Dance program at Saint James
DIgital Art

The arts—Music, Visual Arts, Theater and Dance—are an integral part of school life. At Saint James, you can get involved with what you are passionate about or something you want to try for the first time. The most important thing is that you explore, because many students who never thought of themselves as artists have discovered talents they didn't know they had.

With so many students actively involved in the arts, there is great mutual support and encouragement among peers who understand the struggle and exhilaration of a work completed. Learning to think flexibly and creatively while developing the discipline to advance one's technique is inherent in the study of all the arts at Saint James. 

Opportunities for artistic expression abound—from taking guitar lessons to throwing a pot on a wheel to singing a tune on stage. Plus, you will learn from expert instructors in state-of-the-art facilities. Tap into your creative side at Saint James!

Music program at Saint James


Explore our vocal and instrumental music opportunities.

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Visual Arts at Saint James

Visual Arts

From drawing and design to sculpture and painting, learn to express your creativity.

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Theater at Saint James


Students take the stage to act, sing, and dance, while also learning every facet of production.

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Dance at Saint James


From beginners to more advanced students, our programs allows students to explore artistic expression through dance.

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SJS Arts ProgramBy the Numbers

Percent of students taking applied music instruction:

  • 35 Percent

Number of theatrical productions each year:

  • 4

Visual arts elective courses available:

  • Including two AP options

Annual services and performances by the SJS Chapel Choir:

  • 75
Pohanka Fine Arts Center

State-of-the-art Home

For art & Music

The Pohanka Fine Arts Center is our beautiful 22,000-square foot home for SJS art and music programs. It includes a recital hall, art studios, an art gallery, a digital media lab, a 3D art studio, plus practice rooms and teacher studios for private music instruction.

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Saint JamesAlumni Artists

Arts Department

The arts department is comprised of three full-time faculty members as well as many part-time instructors who are experts in their fields.

Linda Stowe

Linda Stowe

Titles: Chair of Fine Arts, Organist/Choirmaster, Music Theory
Melanie Regan

Melanie Regan

Titles: Associate Chair of Fine Arts, Voice Teacher, Theater Program Director
Jeremy McDonald

Jeremy McDonald

Titles: Fine Arts Faculty, Studio Art, Ceramics