The Arts at Saint James School
We invite you to tap into your creativity at Saint James! The arts—Music, Visual Art, Theater, and Dance—are an integral part of school life. Our faculty encourages and nurtures beginners, and guides more advanced students to grow in their sophistication. Involvement in the arts fosters empathy and understanding, and involves students in creative collaboration. Many young men and women who never thought of themselves as artists have discovered and developed talents they did not know they had.
Beginning in the Second Form, students are introduced to the arts through a survey course exploring all areas of fine arts available at Saint James. Those who wish to focus on the arts may receive intensive training over four years in order to prepare for arts study at the college level.
EXPLORE THE ARTS AT SJS
Pohanka Fine Arts Center
During the 2020-2021 school year, Saint James School debuted the Pohanka Fine Arts Center, a 22,000-square foot state-of-the-art building that houses our growing 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.
The Byron-Bowman Fine Arts Center, where all of our art programs had been housed, is being renovated to better serve our theater and dance programs. Learn more about the Make A Difference campaign.
Casey is studying Musical Theater at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.
Noel Patterson '17 is studying Vocal Performance at St. Olaf College in Minnesota.
Sung Wha Kang ’13 is working towards a Master of Science degree in Transportation Systems and Design at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, CA.
Jim Douglas ’03 is the Director of Music at St. Margaret’s Church in Annapolis, MD.
Joe Holt ‘11 is a folk singer/songwriter in New York City who has toured extensively in the U.S.
Molly Kempson ’05 is a printmaker working in art education at an elementary school and the University of Florida.
Creees Lee '11 is a comic artist who has appeared at both San Diego Comic-Con and New York Comic-Con.
Bruce Schuettinger '74 discusses his career as a fine art furniture designer and furniture conservator
Hunter Strauch '14 produced a commercial while at Elon University that placed third in the Coca Cola Regal Films contest.