Middle School Arts

The York School nurtures curiosity in our Middle School students. Creativity, reasoning, imagination, dexterity and intuition are developed as students learn to build bridges between verbal and nonverbal communication, logic and emotion.

Our Middle School Arts programmes 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

We provide opportunities for students to create and to perform both in the classroom and as part of our co-curricular programming.

Drama Programme
 
Our Middle School Drama programme develops self-expression, public speaking skills, confidence and fosters an appreciation for theatre and performance arts.

Each spring, a musical or drama production is staged by Middle School students. Past performances have included, ‘Taming of the Shrew, an adaptation,’ ‘The Glass Slipper, ‘'Peter Pan,' ‘Into the Woods’ and more.

Music Programme

The goal of the Music programme is to foster a lifelong appreciation of and connection to music in its many forms.

From Grades 6 - 8, students have the following performance opportunities:   
  • Music assemblies
  • Music and art afternoons and evenings
  • Musical productions
  • Conference of Independent School’s Music Festival (CISMF) an annual event held at Roy Thomson Hall
Visual Arts Programme

Our Visual Arts programme encourages students to develop and appreciate visual literacy in and outside of the classroom. The Visual Arts Middle Years Programme inspires a personal/social responsibility to the world, our community and our environment.

Highlights Include:

  • Local photography tours of Summerhill
  • An Arts blog highlighting the work of MYP students
  • Art exhibits in December and June during the Arts’ afternoon and evening events
  • and more!