Tower Hill has a vibrant arts program with numerous opportunities to participate in music, drama and the visual arts. Beginning in Preschool, students are exposed to the performing and visual arts, allowing them to specialize as they move through Upper School. Or students may continue to sample the variety that the curriculum offers.
The Art Department provides opportunities for our students to develop their understanding and appreciation of the visual. Art projects through grades one to eight enable students to explore a variety of media and help prepare them for the many courses offered in Upper School. Among these offerings is Studio Art Major, giving interested students the chance to study art in depth. Photography provides another opportunity for artistic exploration. Examples of unique components to the art program are our fully equipped wood shop and ceramic studio, where students get hands-on experience starting in Lower School.
Monthly we sponsor a visiting artist or group of artists in the Founders' Gallery, and our students exhibit their work in the spring at the “Evening of the Arts.”
The Drama Department gives students opportunities to “strut their stuff” on stage, support the productions behind the scenes or do both. Plays and musicals in Lower School and the traditional “Eighth Grade Show” in Middle School are opportunities for our students perform. Fall and spring productions in Upper School involve students on stage in acting roles and off stage in roles as student directors, set builders and light and sound specialists. Our state-of-the-art theater with fly space and a digital lighting board serves the drama program along with a smaller, more intimate auditorium. Guest programs further enhance the drama experience of our students.
Music offers another chance for our students to perform. Through Lower and Middle School, the music program develops our students’ ability in instrumental and vocal music as well as their appreciation of music. Concerts in the winter and spring showcase the talents of our students. The Jazz bands, Handbell Choir and String Ensemble are examples of the variety that our music program offers. Guest performers further enhance the program. The music building provides large vocal and instrumental spaces, along with smaller classrooms, practice rooms, storage, and offices.