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.
As part of the Make A Difference campaign, construction is nearing completion on the Pohanka Fine Arts Center, a 22,000-square foot state-of-the-art building that will house our growing art and music programs. It will include a concert hall, art studios, a gallery, a digital media lab, a 3D art studio, plus practice rooms and teacher studios for private music instruction. The building is expected to be completed in December 2019. The Byron-Bowman Fine Arts Center, our current building, will be renovated to better serve our theater and dance programs. Learn more about this exciting campaign.