The Arts program connects students to humanity through hands-on projects that require inquiry, curiosity, correlation, response, and analysis.
At Pennington, being involved with the Arts calls upon both individual and collaborative skill sets. We teach and guide students through creative processes in order to think critically, connect to and create story, to identify and participate in human commonalities, as well as to make sense of and express their understanding of the world.
Students in the Pennington Arts program are empowered with possibilities. While we are proud of the shared experiences they experience in the program, it is the students’ unique perspectives and backgrounds that allow their interests and strengths to guide their exploration of music, theatre, and visual art.
The Pennington Arts program prepares students for careers that require the skill sets listed above and participation in the arts as both avocation and vocation. The Middle School classes explore courses in each of the three disciplines during the school day and related arts activities outside of the daily schedule. The upper-level classes and extracurricular activities provide students with the necessary skills and experiences to pursue the arts at the college level and beyond.
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We were very excited to have Michael Lee Brown '11 and Mallory Bechtel stopped by the Pennington campus today to host a workshop for the students in the winter musical. Brown and Betchel recently finished their run in the broadway musical, Dear Evan Hansen. Our special guests taught the students a piece of "Sincerely, Me" before working on Urinetown with the group! #penningtonarts
Michael Lee Brown, a Broadway actor and 2011 graduate of The Pennington School, returned to his alma mater on Friday, January 31, to host an acting and dance workshop for drama students. He also brought his co-star, Mallory Bechtel, who performed alongside Brown in the smash hit Dear Evan Hansen in New York City.
Outside the Pennington Presbyterian Church, the ground glistened and shone with a fresh coating of snow. On the inside, a warm holiday spirit filled the air during the annual Service of Lessons and Carols on December 18.
On December 11, twelve Middle School students in the electives Middle School Singers and Instrumental Lab spread some holiday cheer by performing a number of hit songs for the Hopewell Valley Senior Center. About fifteen senior citizens from the area enjoyed coffee, tea, and snacks while the Middle School students played instrumental music and sung holiday songs.