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.


Visual Arts

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

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Explore our vocal and instrumental music opportunities.

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Learn more about our holistic approach to theater education.

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

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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.

43 percent of students taking private music instruction
4 theatrical productions each year
6 visual arts elective courses available
75 annual services and performances by the SJS Chapel Choir

SJS Alumni in the Arts

Scroll through to see what some our alumni are doing in the arts!
Sung Wha Kang '13: Industrial Design

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.

The Arts at Saint James School