The Arts Curriculum

The NCS arts program is among the most diverse in the country. On any given day, you might find students sketching in the Bishop's Garden, painstakingly creating ceramic works in the studio, or practicing the ancient tradition of English change-ringing on tower bells.

Visual Arts students find creativity in a beautiful and capacious two-level studio filled with plenty of natural light and views of the Cathedral. Young artists can pursue a variety of passions through course offerings such as art history, drawing, bookmaking, painting, ceramics, and traditional and digital photography.

The Performing Arts program offers NCS students another opportunity for self-expression, achievement, social interaction, and most importantly fun. The options include theater, dance, instrumental music, and vocal groups. Each includes several public performances throughout the year.

Every student pursues artistic expression in some form, fostering empathy, insight, collaboration, and creative thought. There is no better testimony of the quality of this arts education than the scores of alumnae who today pursue their muse professionally musicians, dancers, visual artists, and actors who all got their start at NCS.