|Every student at NCS is involved in music, drama, or visual art at some point during her school years. As a coordinate program with St. Albans, the visual and performing arts at NCS are truly among the most diverse in the country. At NCS you might find a group of students spending their afternoon practicing the ancient tradition of English change-ringing on Cathedral tower bells, while others are producing a radio drama for the clientele of a local bookstore or participating in a drawing class in sketching in the Bishop's Garden. |
Visual Arts students at NCS are outfitted with the best equipment, including electric and kick wheels and kilns for ceramics, and a large black and white photography lab. The beautiful art studio also serves as a classroom and a gallery for the annual Art Show and reception. Young artists can pursue a variety of passions through course offerings such as art history, drawing, bookmaking, painting, ceramics, and traditional and digital photography.
The Performing Arts program offers NCS students another opportunity for self-expression, achievement, social interaction, and—most importantly—fun. The Arts are an active and integral part of a girl's education, fostering empathy, insight, collaboration and creative thought.
The dance division offers classes in modern dance, jazz dance, composition/choreography, yoga, and pilates. There is also a yearly world dance residency. There are performing opportunities with the dance team, the Cathedral dancers, and an annual dance production.
For more information about courses offered in the arts, please explore our curriculum pages.