Upper School Arts Program

Catlin Gabel offers a robust selection of performing and visual arts courses for Upper School students with approximately 25 different classes available each academic year in the visual, performing, and digital arts.

To see our music, theater, visual, and digital arts classes offered now, please click here to view the upper school course catalog. For Global Online Academy courses, please visit their website. These electives do not count toward Catlin Gabel’s 2-year arts requirement.

Performing Arts

Our Performing Arts program offers a wide variety of options for students to showcase their talents across the different mediums.

Each year, our theater group presents two Main Stage plays, one of which focuses on dance and singing. Recent performances include Matilda, Singin’ in the Rain, Antigone or And Still She Must Rise Up, and You on the Moors Now. There are also opportunities to get involved behind the scenes through our theater tech class, which builds skills in recording, sewing, lighting, props, and set production.

Our chamber music, jazz band, rock band and choir perform throughout the year, both on the main stage and at a range of campus events. These groups and sometimes individual students also have the option to perform for local and regional competitions. Students can also take classes in such areas as music recording and production, songwriting, and podcasting.

Visual Arts

Students can select from a diverse range of semester-long classes, from photography, video production, and drawing to ceramics, 2-D and 3D art-making, and woodworking. At the end of each semester, students' work is displayed in our Creative Arts Center. We also have a few opportunities during the year in which students can sell their work to the wider Catlin Gabel community.