Personal creativity and an appreciation of it in others is important for students today and throughout their lives.

The Arts Department at The Pennington School offers a sequential curriculum and activities in drama, music, and the visual arts. Students learn skills and participate in ways that encourage a lifelong enjoyment of the arts.

Practicing swordplay for a production of "Hamlet."
Practicing swordplay for a production of "Hamlet."
Students in the Middle School enjoy exploratory courses in each of the three disciplines during the school day and related arts activities outside of the daily schedule.

In the Upper School, students take basic courses in drama, music, and art and then can proceed to intermediate and advanced courses in their areas of choice.

Arts Calendar

Wed May 21

Student Music Recitals I and II

Location: Silva Gallery of Art
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Arts News

  • Playwright/alumnus Mastrosimone visits drama classes

    Posted April 17, 2014

    Playwright and screenwriter William Mastrosimone '66 visited Pennington on April 17 to speak with students in the Drama II class and Senior Seminar in Drama.

  • NAEA features presentations by TPS teachers

    Posted April 10, 2014

    Three members of the Pennington School Arts Department faculty were selected to give presentations at the National Art Education Association annual national convention in San Diego, CA.

  • MS play production nominated for award

    Posted April 3, 2014

    Last year's Pennington Middle School play, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, has been nominated for an Outstanding Production of a Middle School Play award.

  • TPS oxen are in the studio!

    Posted April 3, 2014

    The Pennington School recently took delivery of two fiberglass oxen to be decorated for the Hopewell Valley Stampede. Designs submitted by art teacher Caroline Hall and Art Club, and by artist and teacher Jamie Moore were selected.

  • Actress Daugherty to speak at Forum

    Posted March 27, 2014

    For the April 2 student Forum, New York-based actress Allison Daugherty will give an experiential presentation, inviting participation, entitled "A Life in the Arts: Fear and Fearlessness and Everything in Between." She will also be working with Ms. Houston's drama classes that day.

  • Student artists selected for juried show

    Posted January 9, 2014

    Eight Pennington students are among the exhibitors at the Phillips’ Mill Youth Art Exhibition, which solicited entries from the arts departments from public and private high schools within a twenty-five-mile radius of the historic mill north of New Hope, PA.