Under the aegis of the visual arts department, students receive instruction in drawing, printmaking, clay, collage, three-dimensional construction, ceramics, digital photography, weaving, and puppetry. Students in our woodworking program learn to use hand tools during their Lower School years as they practice measurement and fractions that they are learning in mathematics and sometimes execute projects that connect to their science study. As they move into Upper School, they begin to use power tools and draw and construct their own designs and furniture as they become more proficient. Our students have earned awards at the Mt. Wachusett Community College regional high school furniture show.
A unique endowment, the Marshall Fund for the Arts, funds an artist-in-residence program each year. Both students and faculty learn a wide range of additional art, poetry, and music from practicing artists. These supplement our already rich curriculum in the visual and performing arts and often are purposefully integrated into other curricula such as science and English.