There’s no such thing as “stage fright” at St. Johns! Beginning in pre-kindergarten our students are regularly placed beneath the lights in our 600-seat Performing Arts Center; so frequently that often, without realization, it becomes second nature. Whatever their interest—be it vocal, instrumental, drama or dance—our students are given every opportunity to pursue their passion under the tutelage of the region’s most talented performing artists.
Lower School students in Pre-K3 through grade two enjoy music instruction twice a week to develop and enhance their understanding of music, introduce them to a variety of of instruments and sounds, and encourage creative expression through singing, movement, and playing instruments. Grade three students attend classes, learn to play the recorder and further develop their singing voices. Students in grades four and five continue to attend one music class a week and also enjoy classes in movement and drama.
Middle and Upper school students are able to choose from an even greater selection of classes and electives. Sixth grade students may choose classes in Music or Band. Students in grades seven and eight choose either Dance, Drama, Band, Handbell Choir, or Chorus. Students perform at school and in a variety of events in the community and throughout the state. Upper School Students may participate in St. Johns Singers, Band, Drama, Handbell Choir, or Dance. There are continued opportunities for performance, adjudication, and travel, including a trip to Germany every fourth year for St. Johns Singers.
Performing Arts students frequently perform for assemblies and school programs as well as in full length musicals, plays, and St. Johns on Broadway. Recent productions include Fiddler on the Roof, Frankenstein, and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown!