Moorestown Friends School’s comprehensive program in musical, visual, and performing arts allows students to explore and develop their gifts. Young artists learn through hands-on instruction by talented faculty members in drawing, painting, ceramics, woodworking, photography, jewelry design, theater, voice, instrumental music, and other arts disciplines.
The Moorestown Friends School Arts Program reflects the school’s long-term commitment to nurturing the creativity and self-expression of every student. The arts are an integral part of each well-educated individual and can be appreciated both as a way of seeing the world and of expressing the range of human experiences.
Student artwork lines the school’s hallways in rotating exhibitions and is showcased in annual art shows. Weekly assemblies bring diverse professionals to campus. A biannual residency by a visiting professional artist has brought well-known sculptors, painters, poets, mimes, dancers, actors, and other artists who direct hands-on workshops for students at all levels.
The entire school also comes together for concerts and performances in our 450-seat theater, including a fall musical, a spring drama, holiday concerts, a Grade 3 & 4 musical, and a Grade 7 play produced entirely in one week.
Graduates of Moorestown Friends School have gone on to prestigious careers in the arts and have been accepted into many of the nation’s premiere programs for training artistic professionals. Among the schools to which recent graduates have been accepted are: Berklee College of Music; Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture; Columbia University/Juilliard; Esther Boyer School of Music at Temple University; Hartt School of Music; University of Hartford; Oberlin College Conservatory; The Juilliard School; Parsons School of Design; Pratt Institute; Manhattan School of Music; Tisch School of the Arts, New York University; The University of the Arts.
Alumni are employed in a number of exciting arts-related careers, including art instruction, poetry, painting, sculpting, furniture conservation, ballet, dance instruction, acting, photography, writing, editing, web design, graphic design, industrial design, curation, gallery management, film, music, and television production.