Arts education is an important part of our approach in developing the whole child.

An education in the arts teaches students to perceive and think in new ways. Creativity, reasoning, imagination, dexterity and intuition are developed as students learn to build bridges between verbal and non-verbal communication, as well as logic and emotion.
The Arts programmes at The York School help our students:

  • develop a lifelong enjoyment of the arts
  • become informed, reflective and critical practitioners in the arts
  • understand the dynamic and changing nature of the arts
  • explore and value the diversity of arts across time, place and cultures
  • develop perceptual and analytical skills

In particular, we provide opportunities for students to create and perform both in the classroom and as part of our co-curricular programming. Students can participate in arts nights, afternoons and assemblies, as well as musical and dramatic performances.